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PhirePhly

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  1. Not a problem. The OUI (Organizationally Unique Identifier - First three octets) has a flag for locally administered MAC addresses, so set the 02:00:00 bit in the OUI and make sure it's unique on your network, and you're fine. I never got around to doing much with it, but I was at one point working on building an Ethernet SPI daughter board. Between that and a decently powerful controller, you could conceivably build one yourself.
  2. You're in luck, I've started selling them with the hard soldering done for you: http://kennethfinnegan.blogspot.com/201 ... oards.html
  3. It's not exclusively MSP430 focused, but can I make a shameless plug for my blog? http://kennethfinnegan.blogspot.com/
  4. It took me several months and reverse-engineering several displays before I finally figured out the bizarre pinouts they have. With at least the ones I worked with, they're rotationally symmetric; You can unplug it, rotate it 180 degrees, and plug them back in and they still work! Blew my mind.
  5. Well someone's gotta be first: A basic battery-powered LCD clock. Tells time in 24 hour format through a 4 digit seven segment LCD. Two buttons for setting hour and minute. Running current is below 12uA, which means this thing is looking forward to a good 2.5 years running off a CR2032 coincell, like it is. With just the 100uF capacitor and no battery, it can run for more than 15 seconds, so even battery replacements can be done without loss of time, if you're fast enough. The display is wired to display full hexadecimal, so it can really be used for any project that needs a 4 digi
  6. We all seem to use a lot of resistors in our projects too, but that might just be because they're a few cents per piece... I'd expect everyone here to have one or two LP boards kicking around, so inevitably the projects are going to be based on them, but I will do nothing but encourage you to move OFF the launchpad to other platforms as quickly as you see fit. It's a $5 dev board; there isn't much there to get excited about.
  7. In the last few years, HaD has definitely moved towards trying to be a HIGH volume blog, so they'll take less than you'd expect. I can think of only one or two projects I've submitted that haven't been featured, and many have been featured that I didn't even bother submitting... http://hackaday.com/?s=finnegan
  8. I think it makes sense on HaD. Some people's aliases are a little grammarically challenging. 43oh's protocol makes less sense... Then again, none of us are writing for 43oh, so it really doesn't bother me THAT much.
  9. I strongly doubt you would be able to do much with 2kb of program space. With the restrictions of the Launchpad, I would hope more for a proof-of-concept ping server than a PoC web server... As for where it would become possible (8k? 32k?), that is more a function of skill... I have built my own breakout board for the ENC28J60, but it was only a marginal cost savings... I still need to play with that... http://kennethfinnegan.blogspot.com/201 ... works.html
  10. Try plugging in the GoodFET and running # lsof | grep USB as root. The replacement for HAL, upowerd, has a bad udev rule for the FTDI chip and grabs it. The FAQ on goodfet.SF.net just got updated, but I've only done testing on Ubuntu 10.04, but it would probably effect the newer version of Debian as well.
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