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MSP430 Launch Pad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cris Dec 1, 2015. 14 Replies

Has anyone tried out the MSP430 Launch Pad yet?http://www.ti.com/tool/msp-exp430g2I ordered one a few weeks ago (couldn't pass up the…Continue

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Cris replied to Kringen's discussion MSP430 Launch Pad
"I have and I like to use TI's CCS an eclipse base IDE.. there is a problem, though. long story just please read this: IOT RoadTest ~~ Cris  Blog: NexGen Flight Simulator BTW It is a very capable board, They have others in the…"
Dec 1, 2015
Shane Watson replied to Kringen's discussion MSP430 Launch Pad
"it has great potential for cheap projects."
Nov 30, 2015
DenisZhan replied to Kringen's discussion MSP430 Launch Pad
"As per my experience with the ATmega328, Arduino Uno, MSP430G2553, Launchpad uses the 16 MHz clock. Also there is no difference in clock speed for all of them. Actually the ATmega2560 used on the Arduino Mega is 16Mhz as well."
Oct 30, 2015
lovakiranvarma replied to Kringen's discussion MSP430 Launch Pad
"hi! Kringen even though Energia is promissing! But in my opinion it won't much helpful real time. Writing Embedded c using Code composer studio is very much interesting to make you to learn much about he TI microcontrollers. More on MSP430…"
Jun 14, 2015
Gary Hendrick replied to Kringen's discussion MSP430 Launch Pad
"You can program the launchpad on Linux. If you're a command line guy and simple editor, VI style, jockey then you can make it work alright.http://hackaday.com/2010/08/11/how-to-launchpad-programming-with-linux/‎ Honestly, I like…"
Aug 1, 2013
Gary Hendrick replied to Kringen's discussion MSP430 Launch Pad
"Both the ATmega328, included with the Arduino Uno, and the MSP430G2553, included with the Launchpad, are 16 MHz chips ? There is no difference in clock speed.How are you measuring the speed of the device ?"
Aug 1, 2013
wesley wortman replied to Kringen's discussion MSP430 Launch Pad
"Many IDEs are locked down. They want big money for the full version. I'm glad the Adruino crowd has made easy tools for the hobbyist. If it takes a great deal of time just to blink some lights or run a servo on PWM. I did it the old way in…"
Jul 12, 2013
Cris replied to Kringen's discussion MSP430 Launch Pad
"Software Bloated?? Are you nuts?! what you have is CSS-5 which is  Eclipse the standard tool for doing ANY design / programing.. Yes the Arduino (software) is easy for non-programmers..  it also hides all the good stuff you need to know..…"
Jul 10, 2013
David Mayotte replied to Kringen's discussion MSP430 Launch Pad
"I have been using it for a year or so. I made it my main battery projects software. I like that I can step through a program like the big boys and debug it properly."
Jun 26, 2013
wesley wortman replied to Kringen's discussion MSP430 Launch Pad
"i has a great potential for cheap projects. Use energia and some 3v servos and you got a robot. There are more and more shields ie booster packs all the time for it. I don't care for their IDE not very friendly or good library files."
May 2, 2013
Sam Schmidt replied to Kringen's discussion MSP430 Launch Pad
"I have used the msp430 with Energia and overall its pretty neat board. As Keith pointed it, this is not a performance solution however for the price I can be forgiving. For simple projects or just a cheap arduino compatible board for teaching a…"
Apr 26, 2013
Kringen replied to Kringen's discussion MSP430 Launch Pad
"Thanks Keith and Yves.  Energia looks very promising."
Apr 23, 2013
Ron Harding commented on Kringen's blog post Yet Another ATX Test Bench Power Supply
"Very cool! I will do the same, but add some helpful features; 1.  provide computer control interface, with ADC, DAC front end and virtual front panel.  this way, you can take advantage of the capabilities of software cointrol - put in FTDI…"
Apr 17, 2013
Yves Pelletier replied to Kringen's discussion MSP430 Launch Pad
"You can use Energia to program the MSP430 Lauch Pad exactly like an Arduino.  It's much easier to use than the software provided by TI, and it works on Linux."
Apr 8, 2013
keith vasilakes replied to Kringen's discussion MSP430 Launch Pad
"I'm doing my first msp430 and lets just say I'm underwhelmed.... slowwww"
Apr 5, 2013
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Yet Another ATX Test Bench Power Supply

I was inspired to build my own test bench power supply following the excellent tutorial by @JumperOnePhil on youtube .  It was actually very simple to do and I didn't get electrocuted in the process.Now I can save on those batteries when building circuits.  I'm also hoping to be able to use the +5V source to power 4 or 5 servos for a robotic arm project I am working on.  I have to test the current to make sure it's not too much or too little for the servos.  Any suggestions are appreciated.…See More
Apr 5, 2013

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Yet Another ATX Test Bench Power Supply

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 8:35pm 1 Comment

I was inspired to build my own test bench power supply following the excellent tutorial by @JumperOnePhil on youtube .  It was actually very simple to do and I didn't get electrocuted in the process.

Now I can save on those batteries when building circuits.  I'm also hoping to be able to use the +5V source to power 4 or 5 servos for a robotic arm project I am working on.  I have to test the current to make sure it's not too much or too little for the servos.  Any suggestions are…

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