Category Archives: open Source

MSP430F5310 Breakout

We recently developed our first MSP430F53XX breakout board. This board was targeted for developing advanced applications on MSP430. We have hosted this project as an Open Source Hardware project on Github. https://github.com/boseji/MSP430-LaunchPad-Innovation/tree/master/hardware/5310breakout Here is a preview of the schematics: This … Continue reading

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TI Unleashed the Revolution (Palm Sized) – BeagleBone

BeagleBone is a new development board from TI in the BeagleBoard Series. This brings nearly the same power of the other Beagleboards right into palm of your hand. This board contains the AM335x Family of Sitara Arm(r) Cortex-A8 processor. Here are some vitals about this … Continue reading

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Android on X86: We have Google’s Power

We were overjoyed to hear that Intel x86 can now run Android. That would mean the Host and Targets can some day have the same platform for development. This is Great news!! Here is the link to the Project page: … Continue reading

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New PCB’s from Seeedstudio’s Fusion Service

We were trying out new sources to get some PCB’s from. SeeedStudio provides an innovative and cost effective PCB making service called the Fusion Service. We have now evaluated this service for our MSP430 boards. The quality of PCB was … Continue reading

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MinGW: Made Easier

We had initially covered a tutorial to Install MinGW environment. Now the installation has become even easier with the Automated MinGW Installer . This is a single executable file that needs to be downloaded and it would take you through … Continue reading

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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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MSP430 with FRAM: Break Through in Microcontroller World

We received an Astounding news that TI has been successful able to combine FRAM Technology into one of the world Lowest power microcontroller MSP430. We knew about the verifiability of FRAM earlier but combining it with the Microcontrollers adds a whole new dimension to it. Source: TI Website … Continue reading

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Open Source Hardware Logo Usage

We got a few picture and templates for using the OSHW logo.However we wanted to make the Logo on PCB and various other things that we keep making. So we found some good Source:http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=421 Here we got the following to … Continue reading

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Opens Source Hardware Logo Selected

The Open Source Hardware Revolution about which we published some time back. Well now the logo for the hardware platforms that would follow this resolution has been finalized. Source: Open Hardware Another one without the Text – useful to generate … Continue reading

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ExpEYES: Open Source Initiative to Physics learning through Experiments

We came across an astounding development made by our Bharteya(Indian) Students at Inter-University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi. This project is call the ExpEYES and is targeted to help students in universities and school to perform Science Experiments, Projects and Demonstration of concepts. The design … Continue reading

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