Monthly Archives: July 2010

Good FET: An Open Source MSP430 Debugger and Loader

GoodFET is am open source project to create the replica of the MSP430 USB FET tool from TI. Using an MSP430F2274 and FT232. The primary goal was an improved version of the FET with additional Features. Now this tool is … Continue reading

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MSP430 LaunchPad: Update

I got two of the MSP430F2231 micro samples from TI. Also was able to get an order placed for MSP-EXP430G2 (Launch Pad Development Kit). Cant wait to have one of them on my table !!Well for now I am planning … Continue reading

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Arduino Computer: The Humane PC

This is a Arduino based design for a small 8-bit PC. Consists of 3 different ATmega328 for generating Video, USB and Also for Computing. The Humane PC is a step towards low cost computing. The project is completely open source … Continue reading

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VI.K.A.S Updates – V

Getting slow on the updates.Well best is that VIKAS was selected for the LPC1100 Design Challenge in the Top 10 contestants for Phase III of the contest. However need to withdraw due to troublesome emails and calls from the website. … Continue reading

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Fritzing:From Protype to Production on Breadboard !!

Fritzing is an open source design tool for Bread Boards, Arduino’s and lots of other hobbyist kits.Its not only easy to learn but quite intuitive. It has both features of the Schematics Capture, Bread Board or Vero Board Design and PCB. That makes it a … Continue reading

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mbed Platform Review

I received an mbed kit from one of my friends. How luck I was, to discover this innovative new platform. It basically consists of LPC1768 NXP Semiconductor’s ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller. The board is equipt will all sots of comm interfaces … Continue reading

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