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This project is a submission for the 2015 Project of the Month Halloween contest. It came about as a request from my four year old grandson after he had seen the Blue Angels fly over during Seafair in Seattle. The basic air frame was constructed from two cardboard boxes as shown in the photograph below. . The boxes are attached to each other with brads and hot glue. Edges are reinforced where I felt necessary by folding extra cardboard over or gluing in reinforcement cardboard. Also shown in the photograph above are the following: wings, tail, and fins constructed from a corrugated pl
Overview dAISy (do AIS yourself) is a very simple AIS receiver that I developed from scratch. It is built around the Silicon Labs EZRadioPRO Si4362 receiver, using a Texas Instruments MSP430G2553 MCU for processing and the MSP-EXP430G2 v1.5 LaunchPad as development platform. The complete project source code and schematics are available on GitHub: https://github.com/astuder/dAISy Update 5/18/2015: A finished, self-contained AIS receiver based on this project is now available for purchase in my web store. AIS, short for Automatic Identification System, is a standard for tracking ship
This project is an update to the binary clock that I used on my desk. The new version has a lot of new features including RGB leds(WS2812), a bigger microcontroller(The Olimexino-5510 board), capacitive touch and light sensor. My first idea was to have something based on the MSP430G2553, a couple of WS2812 leds and capacitive touch. But after comparing the work i would have to do, and very few rewards to the Olimexino-5510 functionality I quickly reconsidered. The Olimexino-5510 provides quite a few things I wanted: MSP430F5510 Battery Charger USB capabilities Arduino Form Factor So all I ha