Here is the video demoing the motor controller. I used a Mr.Basic robot platform and included a little review about that platform. Code is found after the break.
Here is a link to the code’s page.
I will be uploading a video demoing the code. Have to build a tiny robot first.
I finished the code for the demo for the VFD. It uses the 8 bit parallel bus. I am working on the serial bus version to save I/O lines and a MSP-430 C code version.
Today I wrote some code to get the IEE Flip VFD working. It has a fairly simple protocol and only took a bit of tweaking to get it working. I wrote the demo code for my Prop Dev Stick and will be uploading the SPIN code later once I finish the feature set.
After this I will write some C code for the MSP430 LaunchPad and get that working. The screen supports a serial input mode which saves 8 I/O pins but requires more timing. I will try to get that working as well.
I picked up some of these really neat VFD alphanumeric displays at a surplus shop while at Maker Faire. After acquiring the datasheet from the manufacture, I decided to test them with the built in test mode. I have already started writing the code to run the display and will be posting the code and datasheet when it is done.
I finished the first physical version of the msPROBOT just in time for Maker Faire. I have the majority of the demo code written and I will post it when I test the code. All the basic library functions are written. Just need to make a main program that strings it all together.
There is more information and PCB files you can download at the msPROBOT project page.
So this is meant to be paired with a UART program. This code is not all my own but I could not remember where I found it. I have edited the original quite a bit but the same structure is still there. If someone recognizes it please let me know so I can give credit.
Printf Code (CCS V5)
Project File Ver1.0
I just put the finishing touches on my extensive UART and FIFO library. It uses the MSP430G2553 chip which has a hardware USCI. This can be used for a hardware UART. There are a couple different options to choose from and versions with or without a FIFO.
I will be making a standalone FIFO library so one can be used to store data.
edit: The standalone FIFO library is there now. Not fully tested but should work.
I have been slowly working on the robot for awhile now. It runs on the MSP-EXP430 board which has a built in accelerometer. The Code is almost done. Should be finished tomorrow. When im done I will be posting the build sheet and code so other people can make it. Unlike other self balance robot designs that cost upwards of $200, this one costs just under $80 to make it and you do not need any special tools to make.