Ultra-low-power MSP430 microcontrollers
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Ultra-low-power MSP430 microcontrollers

Developers can implement simple sensing functions with TI’s lowest-cost microcontroller family Texas Instruments (TI) on November 10, unveiled its lowest-cost ultra-low-power MSP430 microcontrollers (MCUs) for sensing applications. Developers can now implement simple sensing...

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Magic Mote MSP430G2553 wireless sensor node with NRF24L01+ module
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Magic Mote MSP430G2553 wireless sensor node with NRF24L01+ module

Tom from Magic Smoke writes: This is my first time designing a PCB for MSP430. I really like the NRF24L01+ booster pack but I would like something smaller to use for remote temperature sensors. With that in mind I’ve designed a 24.5 x 50 mm PCB (2 on a 5×5 cm prototype) featuring...

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An Introduction to MSP430 Launchpad
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An Introduction to MSP430 Launchpad

Rahul Sreedharan introduces us to TI's MSP430 microcontroller using LaunchPad board. In this tutorial we will be exploring the workings of a MSP430 based microcontroller from Texas Instruments. MSP430 is developed by Texas Instruments as an extremely low power 16 bit architecture for...

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Building a “$5 Forth computer”
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Building a “$5 Forth computer”

Ken Boak has designed a tiny 16-bit computer around a FRAM based MSP430 microcontroller. He writes: In this post we look at a new MSP430 FRAM based device – the MSP430FR2433. It has 15K of FRAM, 0.5K of Info FRAM and 4K bytes of SRAM. As well as the memory, there are 3 serial...

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MSP430 VFD Clock
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MSP430 VFD Clock

Daniel Johnson @ danielelectronics.com has build a VFD Tube Clock based on MSP430 microcontroller and explains it's code. I wanted to do a follow-up to my last clock build, the MSP430 Analog Gauge Clock, reusing some of the code from that project, and I had an IV-18 vacuum...

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Contactless Infrared Thermometer (Pyrometer) using MLX90614 and MSP430
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Contactless Infrared Thermometer (Pyrometer) using MLX90614 and MSP430

mcs.uwsuper.edu has build a contactless thermometer based on MLX90614 sensor and MSP430 mcu. The device is designed for contactless measuring and monitoring temperature of objects. It is built on Melexis MLX90614 sensor and can measure temperatures in the range from -70°C to +380°C...

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LCD clock with 4″ display
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LCD clock with 4″ display

mcs.uwsuper.edu has build a big LCD clock based on MSP430 mcu and DS3231 RTC clock chip. They write: The clock is built on a 4" (101 mm) LCD displays OD-103 manufactured by Orient Display. The LCD provides high contrast of digits and easy reading from a large distance. The unit runs...

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Open Badge: The LED Badge
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Open Badge: The LED Badge

Rohit Gupta published a new build, the OpenBadge The major elements on the PCB were: – LED Matrix – A MSP430G2553 microcontroller brain – A ULN2803 Darlington Driver to sink the current – A USB connector to charge the battery – A SBW connector to program the...

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