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Everything posted by jbremnant

  1. wow... I've been just lurking on the forum for few past months, and stuff you guys are producing is just amazing. Hopefully I can snatch one of these as soon as they are available on the store.
  2. gotcha, fair enough. which msp430 chip do you have in mind for PADrINO?
  3. wouldn't it be better to make a breakout adaptor? Launchpad -> adaptor -> Arduino shields. Considering TI sells the Launchpad for $4.30, it's be tough sell if PADrINO is priced around $25-30.
  4. Normally, $75 is the price of their TSSOP target boards. This is a good deal. In case anyone who picked this up decides to use it under linux, I wrote my experiences here: http://www.43oh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=814&start=20 Have fun! I was able to program msp430f55x device and other value line chips using this without issues.
  5. sign me up for 2 of these Booster packs when they come out. Also, if you need testers, sign me up as well. ;-)
  6. uber geeks, you two. :crazy: i've been upgrading the led clock in my kid's room so I can send him a txt msg via bluetooth from an android phone. but it uses atmega168... :silent: EDIT: and here you go. don't hate me cuz it's using avr http://jbremnant.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/led-display-over-bluetooth-with-android/#more-243
  7. Ahh, you noticed. This IWC competition has been taking my time off-hours. Thanks, I'll be sure to share my findings and whatever I learn from it. And also might as lots of noob questions while I take a crack at it.
  8. holy cow. It really has been a long time. Everytime I see your projects, you seem to push the limits of what I thought possible with the launchpad. Great work! :clap:
  9. whoa.. I had to do a double take on the username "jbkim". that's my real name! (i go by my initials)
  10. Geez.. I have been really missing in action this whole year. Been busy with work, kids, studying, etc.. (excuses, excuses) Anyhows, just wanted to share a project I worked on for few weeks over the summer on my spare time. Finally had the chance to do a writeup during this thanksgiving break. This project started as a proof of concept for a mobile application idea my friend and I had. Something else came up, so we didn't see this idea to fruition. However, I thought the technologies we used was interesting and something I haven't yet seen on the Launchpad. So here goes.. you can
  11. My submission with details on this blog post: http://jbremnant.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/ant-between-msp430-and-android/ I can't call it a finished project, but I thought it was worth a shot. The project uses the launchpad to send data wireless to an android phone using ANT+ wireless protocol.
  12. I've also been playing around with HC05 module. I am using this one to test things out. itead bluetooth shield It has a switch to connect directly to the FT232 chip on arduino, so I have been able to simply issue AT commands via terminal (minicom) on linux. I am looking forward to launchpad booster pack for this module.
  13. I just tried using the latest version of mspdebug with my fet430uif. Didn't work. However, I noticed that my firmware version was outdated compared to the one posted by other folks here. Mine was on 20105000. Found this post that suggested that using CCSv4 will automatically update the firmware on this programmer. And it did! Try to build any example project and upload it to the target chip. Follow any of the "hello world" tutorials on this link. Flash the target chip by CCS menu "Target -> Debug Active Project". When your fet is plugged in, it will be automatically detec
  14. ooh, thanks for your findings guys. Haven't been here in a while, but lots of good things going on!
  15. This is great! :clap: I'd like to try printing these PCB's through iteadstudio's service. Do you have the gerber files available?
  16. Hey jsolarski, thanks for your response. I haven't tried it on windows yet. Will do next. I did try to toggle -j option for jtag vs sbw. Also tried force-reset option. No luck. I couldn't find much info online either. I'll post my findings if I manage to get it working in linux.
  17. So mspdebug manual says the uif device is only supported via tty serial interface. -U won't do. My dmesg tells me the following: root@linux-desktop:/usr/lib# dmesg | grep TI [3460489.105892] ti_usb_3410_5052_1 ttyUSB0: TI USB 3410 1 port adapter converter now disconnected from ttyUSB0 [3460489.123453] ti_usb_3410_5052 2-2:2.0: TI USB 3410 1 port adapter converter detected [3460489.124292] usb 2-2: TI USB 3410 1 port adapter converter now attached to ttyUSB0 root@linux-desktop:/usr/lib# lsmod | grep usbs usbserial 33019 1 ti_usb_3410_5052 root@linux-desktop:/usr/lib#
  18. Hi guys Has anyone managed to get fet430uif working on linux using mspdebug? I am on Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS, and I get the following error: msp430-gcc -Os -Wall -mmcu=msp430x5438 -o ex.elf ex.o mspdebug -d /dev/ttyUSB0 uif "prog ex.elf" MSPDebug version 0.15 - debugging tool for MSP430 MCUs Copyright (C) 2009-2011 Daniel Beer This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Trying to open UIF on /dev/ttyUSB0... Initializing FET... FET protocol version is 20105000 fet: FET returned NAK f
  19. Thanks all for the feedback. I actually ordered one. I'll post my impression of it once I play around with it.
  20. Gosh, it's been such a long time since I posted here... Do any of you guys have experience with TI's msp430 jtag programmer? https://estore.ti.com/MSP-FET430U64A-MSP430-64-Pin-Target-board-and-USB-Programmer-Pinout-A-P1643.aspx http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/msp-fet430u64a.html I wanted to try my hands at beefier msp430 mcu's and thought I needed a programmer that can cover range of products besides the ones with SBW. Let me know if this is worth getting?
  21. wow, makes me want to drop other stuff and tinker with evalbot! (mine finally arrived in jan) good work and thanks for sharing.
  22. Again, thanks for the mention and hope many participate. I've been busy with work and other educational responsibilities, but hopefully I can put something out there either this one or the next! Good luck everyone.
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