Posts tagged ‘TI Launchpad MSP430’

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Neodymium Magnets and Coin Cell Batteries. These are used to power up a TI Launchpad MSP430.

Video included.

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Want to know how much power the MSP430 uses?  I show a way to reduce the power consumption of the Launchpad by 97%.  Read on and see the video.

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When driving LED’s with a microcontroller, chances are you won’t have enough power coming out of the microcontroller’s pins to power an LED. For example, the TI Launchpad MSP430 only allows for a reliable 1.5mA of power out of each pin. To drive an LED, you might want more like 20mA. So you will need an external circuit to safely drive the LED.

Circuit I used to drive an LED with TI Launchpad MSP430.

Circuit I used to drive an LED with TI Launchpad MSP430.

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A TI Launchpad with MSP430 microcontroller on my home-made battery pack made from scrap.

Can you power a MSP430 with regular AA batteries?  The answer is yes.  In the video, I show how scrap parts can be used to make a free battery pack.  Video included after the break…

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