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.