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A MSP430F415 in a cheap fingertip oximeter from AliExpress

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Teardown here: http://www.kean.com.au/oshw/oximeter/

 

I wonder if that nicely labeled JTAG header is still functional.

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With 16K Flash and 512 bytes of RAM, this MCU is comparable to the MSP430G2553. Energia on an oximeter anyone?

 

Addendum 2/28: I ordered an identical looking model off AliExpress. Unfortunately, it's no longer MSP430 inside :-( It's now powered by a STM32F030 ARM M0.

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I went to Sears yesterday to get my new lawn mower and I got a free gift, Kenmore Alfie Voice-Controlled Intelligent Shopper.
The regular price of Alfie is $49, but they are now on sale for $25. However, if you are SYW member and you spend more than $25, you get one for free (expires 7/1/17!) 
BTW, I also found Alfie for $7.95 on Amazon (with free Prime shipping, even cheaper from other vendors.)

What's the big deal about Alfie? Crack one open and you will find the following:
CC3200R1 Single-Chip Wireless MCU (with W25Q32JV (32M-bit) serial Flash memory from Winbond and a chip antenna)
TLV320AIC3100 Low-Power Audio Codec With Audio Processing and Mono Class-D Amplifier
3.7V 500mAh LiPo battery
12 WS2812B LEDs
Other useful things are microphone, large speaker, 2 LEDs, 2 switches, and USB port

In other words, IoT experimenter's treasure chest!

Can't wait to hack that thing (there's what appears to be programming header on the board.)

 

 

 

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I didn't even know they existed until I read your post!

Maybe I can use a freight forwarding service?

Hmmmm....

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