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  1. Very nice! I haven't started work on this project for myself just yet but I am wanting to get to something like this soon for my bike. Dual throttle bodies, port injection, fun times!
  2. Here is a video of it on the screen. I apologize for the quality. Tried to use the slowest camera I had to keep the refreshing from showing. http://youtu.be/mBSmEdL-Gww
  3. Got this in an email and thought it was pretty neat. Gives the G series a bit more math oomph! http://www.ti.com/tool/msp430-iqmathlib
  4. 3 lines is pretty good considering how small this thing is. I got my graphic done, just gotta take the sample code i just found and modify it to work. Should have brought the display into work! Here is the small animation I want to run while the AC is on
  5. Yeah I've been reviewing the datasheet on this little guy and it does seem more text oriented but their LCD bitmap program is really useful and neat. Cant wait to do my first fan blade animation for the new climate control in the house... Should probably go work on that. If anyone form Noritake reads this, the booklet that comes with the display gives links to download Arduino sample code and such but when you type it in only goes to a dead blog site.
  6. Anybody gotten theirs yet? Friend of mine did and he said that he got the character display instead of the graphic. Musta run out quickly! Mine is due to arrive today, can't wait!
  7. I'm really excited about this one, really wanting to play with their small series of displays!
  8. I filled out the survey as soon as it came in really hoping for this display. I guess I missed it by || that much! Hope to see some great looking projects using these!
  9. I'm working on a project and before I send off for some 4-layer boards to be made up I would like to rough prototype the circuit. Anyone have one of these they could even just let me borrow, rent, or sell to me? I only need the mini dev kit but don't have the cash right now to give $100 for it. I only need it for about a month, just need to test the schematic and phone app.
  10. Does Energia attempt to verify the target MCU is the one that is selected in the program? I ask because I want to do a project with a G2230(8 pin version of the 2231) and was wondering if anything special needed to happen for this or if I could just write for the 2231 and it'll load into the 2230 without a problem.
  11. I just bought a new car but in the Durango I had an IR setup that kept watch over the car. Lights only go on in the car when the doors are opened. In the driver's wheel well of the car I had a simple oscillator connected to an IR led pointed towards my bedroom window that only got power when the lights in the car came on. At my window, I had an IR photodiode that fed an amplifier. Switch it on when I go to bed at night and I know when someone is in my car It'd pop when the motion light came on and would go off if the door was opened. Simple, but effective(at night at least).
  12. Or a quick run on a belt sander will make them flat top 'diffused' leds. Spreads the light even better. I find the best for color mixing that people will see directly on the LED is the diffused 10mm, but they're expensive in comparison to 5mm RGB so I tend to just flat-top the ones for color mixing.
  13. Couple of ideas for you. The TLC5940 will control 16 leds with more current without needing discrete transistors for the individual LEDs. Makes the PWM code a bit easier as well. I've got some .5W 8mm wide angle leds that take 100mA, perfect for dim lighting and matches well with the 5940. I think it would be neat to play with IR leds and CdS cells to try and 'track' people on the stairs for lighting with a person. If you were to use a 5940 for led driving it would free up a ton of pins for analog reading. Have the IR led shine outward and the CdS cell would read reflection off the wall. A
  14. This is perfect for a new project I've got on my plate. 157 leds on the back of the 2013 Dodge Dart I ordered a few weeks ago are begging to be controlled by this little board. Animated turn signals? Strobe-on brake lights? Yeah! lol
  15. Lots of projects out there that don't require a lot of that. Heck, I've got projects that don't even use 512 bytes of program memory or half the 128 bytes of ram! lol
  16. 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
  17. Step-down allows for it to run without computer connection but it's meant for CNC controlling I would just use computer power. If you were going to have stand-alone features like DRO, limit warnings, or powerfeed(like a project I'm working on) you will need an on-board regulator.
  18. Be very careful with that. I've seen some of these old gauges actually bend needles being touched across a supply like that. I haven't played with the one I have here yet. They are VERY VERY low current devices, in the 50-100uA range usually.
  19. This is the pinout for the TIL393-8 bubble display for cubeberg. Not sure what operating specs I ran it on but i used an ICM7218B to drive it last time I had them hooked up and it only supplies 7.5mA. I wouldn't drive it harder than 10mA and that's assuming it's multiplexed. These are 70s leds so they won't play nice with lots of current. Here is a video of it.
  20. Forgive my ignorance, but what makes the C2000 'real-time' vs other platforms like the MSP430? Is it clock speed or the math co-processor type setup?
  21. Looks nice, can't wait to build a couple! These will be perfect for my LED coffee table project. :shh:
  22. GW, I've got your displays but you seem to have PMing disabled? Let me know what you want to do at dkjones96 at gmail com.
  23. Put an ~120 ohm resistor inline with the LED. Running it straight off the pin like that will take out either the pin or the led. Not sure which one would lose the battle. Depends on the led quality.
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