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[ ENDED ] Nov 2013 - Jan 2014 - 43oh Project of the Month Contest

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014 43oh Project of the Month Contest  

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It has been one year since we had  the Project of the Month Contest. Many of you have requested it, so here it is. We have alot of cool sponsors this time, a big thank you to them. If you are remotely interested to sponsor the contest, please let us know at admin at 43oh dot com. We can help you work something out.
The prize list is still growing as more sponsors come in. The winners will get to choose any prize from the pool in order of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th..etc. There is a greater chance of winning something this time because of the no. of prizes we have, so make sure you put your entry in. The aim of the POTM contest is for sharing and showcasing design ideas.
(1) Logic 8 Analyzer-----------------------------------------------------Saleae
(1) Mastech MS8211N 2000 Count Handheld Digital Multimeter--Saelig
(1) PanaVise Mount Package--------------------------------------------Panavise
(1) 2" Pervasive Displays EPD - Kit-------------------------------------Pervasive Displays
(1) DLP-7970ABP NFC/RFID Reader BoosterPack------------------DLP Design
(1) $20 gift card Sparkfun/Amazon/Adafruit ---------------------------Abecederian
(1) Your choice of Design, Laser Cut by 43oh Member Fred------Fred
(2) Stellaris Launchpad Kits.---------------------------------------------Bluehash
Previous Contests
[ ENDED ]Oct 2013 - 43oh Halloween Contest
[ ENDED ] Nov-Dec 2012 - 43oh Project of the Month Contest
[ ENDED ] Nov-Dec 2011 - 43oh Project of the Month Contest
[ ENDED ] Aug-Sep 2011 - 43oh Project of the Month Contest
[ ENDED ] June 2011 - 43oh Project of the Month Contest
[ ENDED ] April 2011 - 43oh Project of the Month Contest
[ ENDED ] Dec 2010 - 43oh Project of the Month Contest
[ ENDED ] Nov 2010 - 43oh Project of the Month Contest
Last Date for entries
31st Jan, 2014
Submitting your entry
To submit your entry, make an entry into this thread with the following:
1 - A small description of your project.
2 - A picture or video of your setup
3 - Code.
4 - Schematic and board files.
5 - You will also need to make a copy of the entry under the Projects section. This will enable members to ask you questions and comment on your project.
A day after the contest ends, a poll will be created with all the project entries. Only members of the forum will be allowed to vote. Voting will run for a week.
Prize Distribution
1. Winners can choose their prize from the pool in the order they win it.
2. If there is a tie between multiple winners, the entry than made the earliest in this project thread will have priority in choosing a prize.
Simple Rules
- You must be a member of the 43oh forum at least a week before your submission.
- One entry from each member will be permitted.
- Your design has to be open source. if you can, select a license from here or here. 43oh will not claim any ownership.
- Your project can be anything based around the MSP430. You may interface the MSP430 to another controller. But try to keep it as the main controller.
- You may reuse code from anywhere as long as you give credit to the original author.
- You must submit code and schematics of your project with a proper description.
- You can submit your MSP430 project, if it was created before the annoucement of the contest.
- You must have at least 5 posts in the forums, for your entry to be considered when the voting begins.
- Previous entries in other 43oh contests will not be permitted.

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Hello All,

You are free to start posting your projects now. Also, you can still update your entry till the last day of the contest. So don't feel shy. Hopefully, We'll see entries soon! We worked hard to get sponsors for the contest and would love to give prizes away.

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My project: a small low-cost, battery-powered wireless sensor board based on the MSP430G value series MCUs and the new CC1200 radios.


The radio part is based on TI's CC1200 reference design, the MCU part is based on the launchpad: LED and button on the pins you expect; all MCU pins will be easily accessible via pin headers.  Working on the schematics/PCB right now.  

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I'm going to throw my project on here.


It is a SD card based audible alarm player. *now with sound quality*


the user provides a 24v signal on one of two input wires, and the unit takes that 24v power and uses it to power up the MSP430 and amplifier.  It reads the file linked to that input signal and plays it out the speaker.  I did a couple of tricks to improve sound quality.  right now it is working best with 8kHz 8 bit wav files, but it adapts to other sample rates on the fly.  right now it doesn't understand how to read 16 bit files, but this is just the first draft, and that is in the planning.



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I made a charge controller that transforms solar shininess into gadget juice.


details here: http://forum.43oh.com/topic/4611-overengineered-12v-lead-battery-recharger/


why is it over-engineered you ask? because all that schematic can be reduced to one single component. but what is the fun in that?

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