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    meanpc got a reaction from Rei Vilo in [Energia Library] Nokia 5110 LCD BoosterPack/Breakout PCB   
    Rei,
    Thanks so much for your help - that's exactly what I needed. I've included before and after setContrast commands to show you what a big difference it made. (I've set the contrast to 60 in the photo on the right.)
     

     
    Also, I did make some minor changes to that code to get it to compile (just in case anyone else is trying to use it). I had to add a comma and a close parenthesis on each line of the .cpp code, so that it looked like:
     
     
    Again, thanks so much for your quick and accurate reply Rei - your contributions to the Energia and 43oh communities are tremendous.
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    meanpc reacted to Rei Vilo in [Energia Library] Nokia 5110 LCD BoosterPack/Breakout PCB   
    Better image of the 5110 display with normal and large fonts:
     

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    meanpc reacted to Rei Vilo in [Energia Library] Nokia 5110 LCD BoosterPack/Breakout PCB   
    Thanks for the explanation, it's clear now!
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    meanpc got a reaction from VirtualEnder in LaunchPad on steroids, if you have a lot of spare time...   
    If you need alpha testers let me know, Energia for Stellaris will be BIG
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    meanpc reacted to energia in LaunchPad on steroids, if you have a lot of spare time...   
    Support for StellarPad is on its way.. Give it another couple of weeks and a new release of Energia with StellarPad will be available.
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    meanpc got a reaction from GeekDoc in How do I get from Arduino to MSP430?   
    I will definitely learn to program microcontrollers directly without the training wheels some day. For now, I need the training wheels. I'm not an engineer or a programmer, so a spoonfed approach is best for me.
     
    I installed and tried out Energia - success! It is good to actually be able to program an MSP430 chip, however convoluted my approach is. That team is doing what TI should have already done, if they want the student/hobbyist market at all.
     
    We have to start somewhere right? I find it strange how TI comes out with this awesome Launchpad dev board that seems to be geared towards hobbyists and beginners, then supports it like it is all engineers that are using it.
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    meanpc reacted to cde in How do I get from Arduino to MSP430?   
    Snark answer? Know C or C+. Msp does not require any assembly knowledge. CCS and IAR and msp/gcc allow for C programing.
     
    Another answer: Energia, basically attempting to be Arduino for the Launchpad. Active devs on this forum.
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    meanpc reacted to kylej1050 in How do I get from Arduino to MSP430?   
    Energia is a great stepping stone if you already know Arduino, it'll allow you to get used to the hardware without having to learn new software. Then you can work on the software aspect (c and c++) for power and speed optimizations later.
     
    Sent from my HTC Arrive using Board Express
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    meanpc reacted to pine in How do I get from Arduino to MSP430?   
    Started with the Arduino myself too, and moved to the TI MSP430 for the desire to learn the internals of MCU and to better match the project cost with the actual needs.. sometimes an Arduino will be an overkill.
     
    When my first LaunchPad arrived, Energia is not yet released. I came from software so i found CCS, which is based on Eclipse, very natural and easy to use. On the learning side, breakpoint and debugs are invaluable. Although my C is rusty, the code samples from MSP ware gave me a good starting point. And of course there are alot of kind people here helped me to learn by answering questions like interrupts, and correcting my misconceptions too.
     
    Recently i get my feet wet on Energia, and am amazed by what it has accomplished. I believe by using it, people new to the world of mcu can quickly get started with satisfying results - pretty much like they do with the Arduino. For people with experience, Energia offered a new development option. But to find your true potential, imho, do not miss the chance developing projects the traditional way with CCS, IAR, or mspdebug
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