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MSP430 Voice Control Over Bluetooth HC06 module and Launchpad

MSP430 Voice Control Over Bluetooth

  In this tutorial I will demonstrate a MSP430 voice control over Bluetooth, using a HC06 Bluetooth module.  I will be using an Android App I programmed which can be downloaded and installed, the C code for the MSP430 is also downloadable at the end of the tutorial. **Update 18/01/2015 the Android App has been View more…

MSP430 Launchpad used as a Programmer for MSP430G2230 banner

MSP430 Launchpad used as a programmer

  In this MSP430 Launchpad used as a programmer tutorial, the MSP430 Launchpad board will be used to program a MSP430G2230 microcontroller.  The MSP430G2230 is an 8 pin microcontroller and comes in a Small Outline Integrated Circuit package (SOIC), so offers the developer the chance to reduce the overall footprint of the project on a View more…

Switch Debouncing Tutorial

Switch Debouncing Tutorial Pt/1

  In this switch debouncing tutorial part 1 the cause and effect of switch bounce will be explained and demonstrated, then a cost effective hardware debouncing solution will be discussed, with oscilloscope captures to demonstrate the results.  The last section of part 1 will show a simple program based on the MSP430 , this can be used to see the View more…

C2000 Solar MPPT Tutorial 4

C2000 Solar MPPT Tutorial Pt/4

  In this fourth and final part of the C2000 Solar MPPT Tutorial, the system set-up and testing will be looked at.  This will involve the overall hardware set-up for testing, ADC calibration, reduction of noise on the ADC sampling, efficiency test and some improvements for future iterations.  The final C2000 solar MPPT tutorial C code is also View more…

C2000 Solar MPPT tutorial

C2000 Solar MPPT tutorial Pt/3

  In this third part of the C2000 Solar MPPT Tutorial, the software will be looked at in greater detail.  This will entail a look at the Perturb & Observe algorithm, ADC code and timing code to ensure everything operates in a controlled manner. The software is based around a Perturb and Observe (P&O) algorithm, the P&O algorithm View more…

C2000 Solar MPPT Tutorial 3

C2000 Solar MPPT tutorial Pt/2

  In this second part of the C2000 Solar MPPT Tutorial, the hardware and circuit design will be looked at in greater depth.  The schematic for the system is posted again below for reference, which can be enlarged by simply clicking on it. Buck Converter Design The first step was to design the buck circuit, this View more…