MSP430 Parrot AR Drone Quadcopter Control

MSP430 Parrot AR Drone Quadcopter Control

Nate strikes once again with his MSP430 skills. In the below video he shows the MSP430 microcontroller controlling the Parrot AR Drone Quadcopter. The MSP430 sends drone commands to the PC via a FTDI chip. A simple c++ application receives these commands and relays it...

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Fresh! New MSP430 Wolverine Dev Kit with LCD BoosterPack?

Fresh! New MSP430 Wolverine Dev Kit with LCD BoosterPack?

uCDude sent this pic over to us today, possibly shown Embedded World -  2012 at Nuremberg, Germany. It seems to have a footprint similar to the Launchpad with a couple of new components like the battery backup and new connectors. What  really stands out is the LCD...

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MSP430 PC GUI Evaluation Tool

MSP430 PC GUI Evaluation Tool

Nate, aka username, is working on a tool to control all the peripherals on a MSP430 controller. He's currently using the top of the value line series - MSP430G2553 -  to test his GUI, which is coded in VC++. This GUI would be very handy to have from a...

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pGC – NXT controlled by eZ430 Chronos

As the title says, the video shows an ez430 Chronos controlling a LEGO NXT. The video unfortunately has no documentation. Could anyone guess on how this was done? The ez430 does have a CC430 which has an integrated transceiver, but what about the NXT side? pGC - NXT...

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Nine-Axis Sensor Fusion DCN on the MSP430F5xx

Nine-Axis Sensor Fusion DCN on the MSP430F5xx

TI has a new application note on implementing sensor fusion using the Direct Cosine Matrix algorithm. This example uses a magnetometer, accelerometer, gyroscope and a pressure sensor to get a complete measurement of orientation, relative to the earth's magnetic field....

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[Win] Name a Device With a MSP430 Microcontroller

[Win] Name a Device With a MSP430 Microcontroller

Let's play another game. Do you know of any devices or gadgets in the wild open market that have MSP430 microcontrollers in them? If yes, leave a comment in the section below. We have a Capacitive Touch BoosterPack to give away! Your submission must have some proof...

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