01 October 2010

Yes, the blog is officially back!

Thanks, everyone, for your patience.  My research has been moving quite a bit lately and occupied the majority of my time.  Fortunately the 16 hour work-days are over, and I have some spare time and motivation to play with the LaunchPad some more.  I've posted the first part of a multi-part tutorial on Low Power Modes (by popular demand!) and have a bunch of great ideas coming up.  We'll be working toward being able to make your own LaunchPad circuit board (minus the SBW programmer, of course) and communicating with a computer among many other fun things.  Send me a note if you have any particular topics you're aching to learn about.  We'll keep on with LPMs and start ADC soon as I wait for the boards I've designed to arrive.  Watch for some design notes and other posts to come soon!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

One great tutorial would be to do something similar to what was achieved on http://www.fangletronics.com/2010/02/amazing-dr-boardmans-colour-conundrum.html
with the launchpad.
This would teach both ADC and PWM

Scott said...

Thanks for all your tutorials. You really do a great job explaining everything.

A couple of things I think would be cool, would be:
1) How to use the Launchpad to program a MSP430 that is not DIP14/20. This would be more of a HW tutorial, and is fairly trivial, I think, but it would be nice to go over so we can branch out of the Value Line MSP430s
2) How to communicate between two Launchpads / using the USI.

David said...

Thanks for the suggestions, both of you; Scott, both your ideas are in the works, and will be coming soon. Anonymous, I'll see if I can think of something similar that has a little more of a scientific use, though to be honest programing a game like that may be instructive enough to justify it.

bengie said...

I just can't be silent!! Thanks man for this awesome contribution to the MSP430 community. I ordered two days ago a Launchpad and haven't received it yet (remembers me you comments about the untested Blinky program...) but I'm already coding and learning. I have almost no experience of C and just some (very little) assembly knowledge with PICs but this tutorial is really well made and has guided me from nothing to Interrupts and LPMs... I mean, after looking at a lot of TI documents this tutorial is the one that has made everything made sense. Thanks!!