We whipped up a Wiring-ish wrapper for the MSP430 a while back in order to simplify the task of porting Arduino libraries for use with MSP430 microcontrollers.  It turns out, we weren’t the only ones that thought of it.  PJ spotted a post on Hack A Day where someone unveiled something remarkably similar, and that post resulted in at least two other folks besides us posting their similar ideas — so there are at least four of these wrapper libraries out there.

Naturally, we’d like to think that ours is the best of the bunch, and the best named too — TIWrap.  Seriously, though, we seem to be genuinely different in that that we have bundled in actual libraries ported from Arduino, such as the HD44780 and MAX7221 libraries.  There are some piezo buzzer libraries and we expect to add some Charlieplexing utilities soon.  You can get a copy of TiWrap here.

The demo above is a “Fancy Flashlight” concept proposed by Matt Torbin.   It’s just one MSP430, two LEDs, a button and a bit of code which you can find in the TiWrap examples.

And in case the title left you puzzled …

 

5 Responses to “TIWrap makes your LaunchPad steak house handle like an Arduino bistro”

  1. peej says:

    This should technically work with the Chronos watch, no? Maybe I’ll finally do something with it besides look at the time :)

  2. pez says:

    Mmmm yes and no. It’s pretty strongly oriented towards the 14 and 20 pin chips.

    Maybe we should come up with some instructable or whatever for the Chronos …

  3. brehob says:

    Does anyone know of any attempts at a full-fledged port of the Arduino software to the Launchpad?

  4. rohit says:

    Has the link Moved?

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