Tag Archives: MSP430
“scratch-sherpa” implements the protocol of the Scratch Sensor Board (also known as Picoboard), as supported by the educational Scratch programming environment. A MSP430 Launchpad with my uSherpa firmware as foundation is used. For more details, see the project page here Get the sources from github The (unedited) video below shows some examples of how the [...]
Like I wrote in this article, it is pretty easy to run the Carambola SoC stand alone. Today I finished the Carambola-MSP430 (for MSP430 stand-alone see this article) Piggyback I intend to use as a replacement for the current jumper wired brains of my Carambot. The Carambola comes with 2mm pin connectors, I used a [...]
I just made two short videos introducing the main features of the ROCKETuC project I work on with Alexander Reben. The first one gives a basic introduction to ROCKETuC and what you can do with it, the second one shows how external interrupts could be used with ROCKETuC and Processing. Basically I made them to [...]
Range finder on server pan tilt looking funny . The servos are driven by a Launchpad with MSP430G2553, as well is the ultra sonic range finder. The range finder is a SFR05. I am planning to implant that PTRF (pan-tilt-range-finder) into carambot to make it drive autonomous.
There is an article on Mikrocontroller.net (english translation)which describes how to use the TI Launchpad as an AVR programmer (the included MSP430G221 is goog enough for that!). The firmware they offer for download allows one to program an AVR chip through the avrdude tool. Nice job I’d say.
While making my first “cap” for the Beaglebone (working on a YWasp cap), I learned the hard way that not all pins on the expansion header of the bone are “good” pins. After putting the cap (which I worked stand alone fine) on the bone, it refused to boot! When taking the MSP430G2553 out of [...]
This is just a quick little Easter hack. My wife brought in two cute little glass Easter bunnies lately, and they really demanded for a mod. Well then. The bunnies got a blue LED implanted each, the LEDs where connected to a MSP430G2231 MCU, and the MCU is driven by a small firmware which pulses [...]