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!


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!!