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MSP-430: Servo and Accel demo Update

Awhile ago I uploaded a demo of the Fraunch Board that used the Accelerometer and outputted it to a set of servos. I made a video demonstrating it but I forgot to upload it.


The MSP-EXP430FR5739 board has a built in AXL335 which is a 3-axis accelerometer. It is hard wired to ports P3.0, P3.1, and P3.2. There was no demo code how to get the ADC10 to read those values.

I looked into the sequential sampling that the MSP430 supports which is where ADC10INCHx is set to the last ADC port and will go all the way down to ADC10INCH0 in sequence. This is a problem on the Fraunch Pad as the AXL335 outputs are wired to P3.0 – P3.2 which means when you set ADC10INCHx to ADC10INCH14 (P3.2) it will process more then half the pins as analog inputs!

Solution was to change the ADC10INCHx between sampling so the ADC process became round robin style. Here is the working code to sample all the axises on the Fraunch board. Also included is the “zero” calibration routines.

This code also contains a twin servo routine. The servos are connected to P1.4 and P1.5. When the X-axis moves the servo on P1.4 moves and when the Y-axis moves the servo on P1.5.