Category Archives: TI

Retro-fitting a smoke detector

Interesting build.  They author basically is adding bluetooth support to the smoke detector, the trigger is the pull on the battery when the alarm goes off.  Me…I would use an ESP2866 instead (just as cheap and wifi) and TI….well I … Continue reading

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Make a pool level sensor

Build looks like a high end toilet mechanical system.  But used to monitor your pool water level. http://www.instructables.com/id/Pool-Level-Sensor/

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Amazon AWS and IoT

This is interesting, Amazon is offering a developer like kit for creating web services for IoT devices (in particular these kits).  There is TI Launchpad, Intel Edison, Arduino Yun included in the list of hardware kits.  I may have to … Continue reading

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Multitasking on a TI MSP

I haven’t been playing with TI’s 430MSP’s lately anymore (lack of time), but they are a nice cheaper than arduino system.  The author came up with a nice setup to get multitasking working on the board to handle more than … Continue reading

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New TI board out , only $20

Pretty impressive specs and comes with built in ethernet too.  Too back TI wasn’t more open like arduino.  They could take the opensource community by storm with the low prices for their stuff. http://makezine.com/2014/03/07/ti-announces-20-iot-launchpad-board/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=%24%7Bfeed%7D&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+%24%7Bmakezineonline%7D+%28%24%7BMAKE%7D%29&utm_content=%24%7BGoogleReader%7D

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Reverse Engineering a bank security token

OK I am not sure if this is cool or scary.  Cool that the author reverse engineered the android app to get how the token was generated, and build code to use a cheap TI Stellaris to generate its own. … Continue reading

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Nice write-up on hacking TI’s Chronos Watch

Nice write-up on the options and tinkering you can do with TI’s MSP430 Chronos watch.  I got one of these a while back on sale.  I haven’t found a good project for it yet, but this maybe a good time … Continue reading

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How to use an MSP430 without the launchpad board

Nice write-up on how to use an MSP430 processor without the TI Launchpad board.  Given the board with CPU is only $5, you can save even more by just using the chip (something like 25 cents) for your project. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-MSP430-IC-work-independentlywithout-lau/

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Mass Storage bootloader for Stellaris

Haven’t  been doing much tinkering with TI stuff lately, but this sounds interesting.  Its a way to use a USB storage device to bootload (make the board reload software from external storage) the board.  This could be handy way to … Continue reading

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MSP430F5529 USB LaunchPad evaluation kit

MSP430F5529 USB LaunchPad evaluation kit http://dangerousprototypes.com/2013/09/13/msp430f5529-usb-launchpad-evaluation-kit/

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