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It was an exciting journey of learning for last 8 days or so, My first hands-on experience went smooth with MSP-EXP430FR4133 along with Code Composer Studio learning curve. Before we go to further details of what I was doing and did until now, I am going to explain a bit about MSP430FR4133 MCU itself.   Introduction to MSP430FR4133 The MSP430FR4133 is low power microcontroller with wide voltage supply range of  1.8V to 3.6V, It's a 16 bit RISC architecture with 16 MHz clock cycle, it ...
The selfie phenomenon has gone completely viral, it is probably the most common type of photograph taken today. This blog will explore a little bit how LEDs might play a role in this ubiquitous phenomenon and a little more generally how LEDs affect photography. There are vast numbers of ways to use LEDs in photography and the BLE LED module from Texas Instruments enables a tremendous range of experimentation. This blog can only hope to cover a small fraction of the possibilities. LEDs are avai ...
This application idea is for the Star Wars generation. Another great way to utilize a BLE LED module from Texas Instruments.   The LED Road Test page is here: http://www.element14.com/community/roadTests/1481 The Lighting Group page is here: Lighting Here are links to my other blog entries for this road test: LED Road Test - Proposal - Blog 0 Jan 1, 2016 Light Emitting Diodes Road Test - Blog 1 Nov 1 LED Road Test - 3D Printed Housings - blog 2 Nov 10 LED Road Test - Dodecahedron Ligh ...
Previous Posts: TI and Würth Elektronik LED RoadTest+ application and un-boxing - Blog 1 - Nov 10   Introduction It is the highest time to write about my experiences with the LED Road Test +. Its not that I didn't do much, but there were not much results yet. I discussed about possible hardware options for the LEDs, I looked into the Würth website for LEDs, and connecter, I thought about how to get a proper PCB and I installed and tested software tools.   TI BLE Multitool App ...
amgalbu

LEDRoadTestPlus - Post 2

Posted by amgalbu Top Member Nov 26, 2015
The TPS92512EVM-001 evaluation module (EVM) helps designers evaluate the operation and performance of the TPS92512HV buck switching regulator designed for high-current LED-drive applications. The TPS92512HV device is designed to control the drive of high-brightness light emitting diodes and features a wide input voltage range (4.5 V to 60 V), PWM dimming capability, analog dimming capability, adjustable/syncable switching frequency, and input undervoltage protection.     The board i ...
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Intro  Its been the holiday week all last week with Diwali and stuff and family gatherings and such hence the delayed post. My focus has been on the shopping list since it usually takes LOOOOONG to get the needed parts and I have been successful in placing the request for samples from Wurth. The e13 shopping list is a different story altogether. Lets see if I can log this right.   A bit of background and progress report  My design uses the TPS92512 to drive a bunch of LEDs and t ...
Another phase of this road test deals with power LEDs. I wanted to publish something to show progress in this area and I finally have enough parts to build an initial demonstration. This blog covers preliminary connection of the TI TPS92512EVM-001 to some power LEDs to get a feel for how much heat is generated. Making the box for the module took some time, but is not the focus of this phase.     Here are some of the calculations and data I am messing around with to figure out heats ...
One objective of this road test is to present application ideas for interactive LED illumination to spark ideas and interest in people reading this blog. So far I have mostly been demonstrating 3D printed objects, but not everyone has access to a 3D printer, so this blog will discuss other objects that can be converted to interactive illumination. Here is a list of applications I had fun compiling, including applications mentioned in my other blogs: interactive dodecahedron light fixture 3D ...
p1unchy

Road test ADS1262

Posted by p1unchy Nov 21, 2015
    1. Box arrived, looked big but its the same size as an iphone 6 (MMB0) with the EVM 1262 being not much bigger than an arduino.   2. I found the software easy to install as well as the plug ins, I gave up on my mac, i wasted more time trying it through emulators, but gave up.   3. I do have the hang ups mentioned above on firmware not found, its seems to be an issue with the POST of the board but resolves easily. I also had issues on starting the board whilst I had ...
Title: Semi-Automatic Traffic Light [S.A.T.L] control system          [there is no term called  "S.A.T.L" - i am just using it to make the title short ] By: Sunnyiut Project Category:RoadTest Project Name: TI and Würth Elektronik LED RoadTest+ Blog post: 01 Content: Unboxing Introduction Project Description Unboxing: This is my first blog regarding LEDRoadTest+, organized by ELEMENT14 along with TI and Würth Elektro ...
I was selected to Road Test the Texas Instruments ADS1262 Evaluation Board!  Thanks Premier Farnell, element14, element14Dave and TI!!   My entry wasn't great and to be honest, I wasn't hopeful of being selected as I'm sure there were more qualified people (28 entries, 5 kits) and interesting entries but here are my plans for evaluating it:   Unbox Came well packed (my daughter is really enjoying the egg crate foam!) Examine kit My initial reaction is that is a very nice loo ...
Before all the exciting stuffs like getting selected to do Roadtest, receiving packages and unboxing them, there was an idea which ignited all of these exciting things, and that's the topic/idea I am going talk here...   My proposed idea was SMART HEADLIGHT for vehicles, especially cars... The Smart Headlight is aware of surrounding light sources and make the headlight illuminate accordingly. The bright LED lights for highway and dark environment, the yellow LED lights for gradual light so ...
no1089

LED Roadtest Blog 1

Posted by no1089 Nov 17, 2015
Hi,   It took me a while to finish this video, I was busy with a big project and then I messed up the audio on the recording.   I'll upload more videos soon showing the different parts and their functionalities and then I'll discuss my ideas for this roadtest.   Thank you to Element 14, Würth Electronics and Texas instruments for sponsoring this roadtest and sending me such awesome devices to use!   I'll update ASAP on my ideas.   Ps. I had a lot of trouble upl ...
amgalbu

LEDRoadTestPlus - Post 1

Posted by amgalbu Top Member Nov 16, 2015
The project I want to build during this roadtest is a Visible Light Communication (VLC) system between a LED driven by the TPS92512 board and an Android smartphone The idea behind VLC is very simple: light bulbs are pervasive, have ample access to power, and are often ideally positioned for sensing applications. So, why not transform lighting sources into landmark beacons that can be used, for example, for indoor localization? If each light bulb could uniquely identify itself to nearby mobile d ...
While waiting for parts to help with the rest of this road test I thought I would build a more complex demonstration of 3D printed objects for intricate lighting applications. This concept/ example is an interactive trophy - I think it would be pretty unique to have a trophy that did more than just sit on a shelf. By making it interactive, it can spend a lot more time on prominent display. The TI BLE LED module is an excellent way to make a trophy into an interactive trophy. This 3D print is co ...
Another application category highlighted in this road test is Wearable Interactive Lights. The specific example I want to demonstrate in this blog is how we can use the BLE LED module in an iconic Iron Man type Arc Reactor. There  have been many variants of these arc reactors, but they are all surprisingly recognizable. This version adds the interactive ability to control colour from a phone, which means the phone could be programmed to control the Arc Reactor in response to any of the many ...
I received the Kit a week back but was unable to upload the video due to internet Issues. Finally here it is...   So my prohhject is simple a 4 channel LED Driver which is Wi-Fi Enabled. Sounds simple and it should be as well. I will be verifying the design once and placing the order for the LEDs from WE and the hydroponic LEDs from Farnell.   Will update soon. Cheers, IP ...
I finally managed to scrounge enough apparatus together to run a full demonstration of the BLE LED module from TI. I have not had much time to explore the TI BLE Multitool App, but there is a first look at it here. This first demonstration provides insight into use of 3D printed light fixtures to make unique interactive coffee table centrepieces that are fun to play with. The people here who have seen me messing around with it have been quite impressed. (They are used to me doing crazy projects, ...
Hello everyone, After all hassles of custom clearance of my package I have got it here and excited to unbox with you guys...   First of all thanks to Texas Instruments, Würth Elektronik and Element14 for this amazing Roadtest and selecting me to do this project.   Here is my unboxing video below.             You guys ROCK!!!...   Stay tuned...for my project videos... ...
First, I would like to say thanks to element14, Texas Instruments, and Würth Elektronik for selecting me to participate in this Roadtest+.   The application I have in mind is a: Machine Vision LED lighting controller.  Introduction  LED Light Controllers are an essential element of any vision system which needs to optimise illumination intensity and precision trigger sequencing between vision cameras and lights. Mainly LEDs are driven in continuous mode, where the lighting ...
Everyone is familiar with LEDs and an LED road test is going to need more than just turning them on to be of interest. The road test kit includes devices with a unique feature set and this road test  will attempt to present a variety of potential applications that make use of these features as well as mentioning a few other LED applications. Hopefully this material will help spark further ideas and interest in the myriad of possible interesting and useful applications for LEDs and these pro ...
Well i unboxed and recorded this video a week ago and although it leaves a lot of room for improvement it is really my first attempt at making videos not to mention work has been insane the last week but i promise i will be bringing plenty of good content asap including many cad models and lots of code for people to work though with me. So here it is the unboxing with my 8 year old daughter as an assistant . ...
I first want to thank Texas Instruments and Element14 for having me as part of this road test.   This is just a quick update on issues that I have encountered (My own fault but easy mistakes). First, I'm using Windows 10 and had to disable the driver signature to allow the drivers to load. The Energia web site has a link to the instructions on how to do this if you don't know how. Second, if you use Energia for programming the board it has to be in a file without spaces (Like the instruc ...
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Texas Instruments & Würth Elektronik LED RoadTest - Kit Unboxing  First, I would like to say thanks to element14, Texas Instruments, and Würth Elektronik for selecting me to participate in this Roadtest+   I will do my best to make this one informative and fun. Remote controlled tricopter should make it more interesting. I plan to add some nice LED lighting to my new tricopter - some signaling lights and some just to make it look nicer.   Anyway, my kit arrived ...
LED Road Test - Unboxing - Blog 1 (2015-11-01) Who would have thought that electrons passing by some impurities in a semiconductive crystal would convert some of their electrical energy into light? In 1907 Henry Joseph Round discovered electroluminescence, but it wasn't until 1962 that Nick Holonyack invented a visible LED. The invention of the Blue LED in 1992 led to a Nobel prize - I guess the world was waking up to the real potential of LEDs. If we switched all lighting to LEDs, it could sav ...

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