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I have been blogging on how to make the two seemingly identical LaunchPads distinct, and how to configure Code Composer Studio to recognise them.       We've coloured the labels of our sender and receiver LaunchPad. We coloured the background of our PuTTY sessions to match the two LaunchPads. Let's do that last step and also make our two Code Composer Studio sessions stand out.   Prerequisite is that you finished this activity: Debug 2 LaunchPads at the Same Time.   ...
I have been blogging on how to make the two seemingly identical LaunchPads distinct, and how to configure Code Composer Studio to recognise them.       We still have one weak point: PuTTY. In its standard setup, both the TX and RX terminal session look very similar. The only visual clue we have is the port number in the title.     Visual Clues to show if PuTTY Connects to TX or RX  I've configured my PuTTY sessions in a way that its more obvious. The TX one ...
Complexity: medium What do you need: two CC1310 LaunchPads Out of Box Code Composer Studio TI RTOS   This blog explains how you can debug two LaunchPads at the same time, on one computer. This is particularly useful for the CC1310, where you try out radio conversations between two controllers.     You'll learn how to address the LaunchPads individually. You'll learn how to run two debug sessions on the same computer   Make one  LaunchPad the Sender, the other ...
When I started looking into what I need to do to build Nupic for the Raspberry Pi, I found that there was a set of instructions for building the software for Raspberry Pi but they were for an older version of the software.  When I asked the community flag-bearer what the status of the project was, he told me that the work on a version for Raspberry Pi had ceased and the project was quite old.  So, I took that as a challenge.  The biggest un-ported change was a move from 32bit Linu ...
Complexity: easy What do you need: two CC1310 LaunchPads Out of Box SmartRF software, available from the CC1310 Landing Page   You can play with the CC1310 radio settings straight away after you pulled the devices out of the box. This exercise works with the pre-loaded firmware.       You'll learn to graph the signal strength, and to try out your radios in different frequencies and modes.     Setting things up  If you have a Code Composer Studio insta ...
Complexity: easy What do you need: two CC1310 LaunchPads Out of Box A serial communication program (PuTTY or your personal favourite)   You can test the reception strength of the CC1310 radio straight away after you pulled the devices out of the box. This exercise works with the pre-loaded firmware.     You'll learn the range and the possibilities of the radios by trying this out from different locations in and out your lab.     Setting things up  If you h ...
The new Raspi3 arrived and - sounds obvious, dude? - I unpacked it. The most interesting characteristics of this new model together with the super-attractive new processor speed is the double network support Ethernet and Wi-Fi and the availability of Bluetooth. Without forgetting the same form factor of the previous models: we can replace the new PI3 model in all the previous projects while the things will continue working fine. One of the first tests in my opinion was the worth to do was ins ...
It is difficult playing with the BBC micro:bit keeping an objective view without enthusiasm. As much you go in depth discovering the device features as much it is difficult to find limits in this smart device. Especially trying to think like a 7+ y.o. child, approaching for the first time the world of software and micro controllers.   In my opinion the greatest value added of the micro:bit is the availability of an enjoying and game-like environment through which young guys can learn thin ...
It is arrived after a long time waiting: the BBC micro:bit and the 3V battery holder (2xAAA batteries not included). The first impression was incredibly nice: a development board that is at the same time a bare piece of electronics and a nice enjoying device. The positive aspect is that the first impression has been progressively enforced checking how it is built, the perception it gives when it is in the hands. This occurred waiting my 2 AAA rechargeable batteries full charging. That's ok, ...
First of all, I would like to thank Element14 for sponsoring this RoadTest.  It's always exciting to try out new products and think of new and interesting ways to put them to use.   I plan to road test the Raspberry Pi 3 by creating a "pattern recognition sensor" using Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM).  Numenta's Nupic is an open source software which uses HTM to analyze data and recognize patterns.  Basically, it creates a model of the neocortex of the human brain and use ...

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