Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016


Peripherals are devices that connect to a computer or microprocessor through some form of interface.  Peripherals usually perform a specific function like measuring temperature or getting GPS data from satellites.

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Monday, October 3rd, 2016

3 Axis Accelerometer Connected with SPI

This kit connects a three axis accelerometer to a Texas Intruments MSP430 or MSP432 microcontroller so you can learn both about how to measure acceleration as well as how to connect devices using the Serial-Parallel Interface, otherwise known as an SP interface.  Access the tutorial for this Technology Kit here.  You should be familiar with writing a Sketch in TI’s Energia language which is almost identical to that used for Arduinos.

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

XBee Technology Kit

The X-Bee technology kit was devised to allow makers ways to quickly bootstrap themselves on using Zigbee technologies.  This kit provides makers with a bit of background information, an easy to follow tutorial, and all of the physical equipment necessary to implement the tutorial so that by the time the maker finishes going through the kit, they have a base knowledge of how wireless mesh network Zigbee works and how it is implemented. This technology kit enables users to dabble in the world of XBee radios. XBee RF communication is a widely used technology that builds off of the Zigbee protocol. It is […]

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