Category Archives: Circuit Design

MSP430 JTAG & Spy-By-Wire Connections

Some time people mistake the connections for the common MSP430 debug interfaces. Specifically in our new board we ran into some issues. So here are some pictures to help you. Spy-By-Wire Connection Jtag Connection Hope that this would help. Advertisements

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Sneak Preview: MSP430 Dev Board

We were into the development of an MSP430 board for our Projects. This was the reason we were a bit late in posting. Here are a few pics to help you get an idea: This hardware would be a completely OSHW compliant would be … Continue reading

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Solar Charger Using 555 : Simplest Approach to Battery Charging

We came across an innovative Solar Charge based on 555 developed by Michael Davis. The best part of the design is that its so cost constrained/ Low Cost that any one in any place in the world can build this … Continue reading

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AM Radio Receiver using 555: Simple RF

We found a nice 555 based AM radio with improved designed by Eric for his 555 Timer Contest Entry. [Source: http://tubetime.us/?p=85%5D The best part is the new demodulation circuit used. [Source: http://tubetime.us/?p=85 ] Here is the Description of the Circuit: … Continue reading

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Versaloon Platform: One Debugger for All Microcontrollers

Versaloon Platform is an Completely Open-source project which dedicates itself to USB to Anything protocol. It is a versatile device that can be used to program a verity of Microcontroller and also act as a Debug Host. At present is … Continue reading

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Geek Visiting Card – In Style

We came across Frank’s innovation in making his own Business card using a ATtiny85 microcontroller running the AVR bit-bang V-USB stack. When the Caps lock key is pressed thrice then this card prints out the complete contact information on Notepad. … Continue reading

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Low Power Series : Battery Life Calculation

Battery has become the key source of energy in the Emerging Low Power Devices. It’s important to note that the capacity is a limitation for batteries, so they need to be used wisely.To help in this regard we would like … Continue reading

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Samay1: Digital Time Keeper using MSP430

Its been long since I wanted to have a countdown timer. This finds use in many of the daily activities such as warming the water with a fixed timeout or boiling the milk or soaking the white cloths and the … Continue reading

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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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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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