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Looking to create “the next big thing”? Look no further than TI’s Maker and DIY community! Launch your design with TI’s low-cost, modular development kits and scalable software solutions. Rapidly prototype your application in minutes with our microcontroller-based TI LaunchPad™ Development Kits, Sitara™ -processor-powered BeagleBoards and SimpleLink™ wireless connectivity SensorTags.

    • May 13, 2015

    Come see us at Maker Faire!

    Are you headed to Maker Faire Bay Area? We’d love to have you stop by our booth, and while you’re at it head next door to the Make: Electronics stage to check out the speaking sessions hosted by Trey German, LaunchPad applications manager...
    • May 12, 2015

    Win an MSP432 MCU LaunchPad, an LCD Sharp BoosterPack and a GoPro Hero4 Black Camera!

    As you may have heard, the highly anticipated MSP432™ microcontroller (MCU) platform has recently been released! To celebrate our new product, we have launched the #BrightIdea contest for all of you creative makers in Europe. We want you to use...
    • May 11, 2015

    Power Racing at Maker Faire preview series: Part four

    All I can say today is “WHEW! It’s almost done!” I’ve been working 14-hour days for the past few weeks in order to get the car done in time, and there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. While the car has yet to drive under its own propulsion, the Power Racing car has been shipped to California for the Power Racing Series. If you’re thinking this sounds crazy, you’re absolutely...
    • May 4, 2015

    Power Racing preview series: Part three

    With less than a week before the Power Racing car needs to be shipped to California for Maker Faire, the TX/RX Labs team and I are working tirelessly to finish our entry for the 2015 Power Racing Series. Thankfully, the pieces of the puzzle are coming together nicely. Let’s take a look back at what we accomplished this week. As with any project, we ran into some problems with the timing belt reduction system...
    • Apr 27, 2015

    Power Racing at Maker Faire preview series: Part two

    As I announced in my blog last week , TI is sponsoring the build of an electric vehicle for Maker Faire Bay Area. I’ve teamed up with TX/RX Labs in Houston to build a vehicle for the Power Racing Series. I’ve got a lot to update everyone o...
    • Apr 20, 2015

    The Wi-Fi-connected universal doorbell

    I get it, we’re all busy, but don’t you hate it when you walk into a colleague’s office or cubicle and they’re not there? This is especially a problem when I miss any impromptu lunch invites to some place yummy because I step...
    • Apr 20, 2015

    Power Racing at Maker Faire preview series: Part one

    With less than a month before Maker Faire Bay Area , our team is getting excited as we pull together our projects. This year, in addition to bringing cool new LaunchPads like the MSP432 , we have something special we’ve been working on. We have teamed up with TX/RX Labs in Houston, Texas to sponsor a team for the Power Racing series at Maker Faire. The Power Racing Series is the culmination of all things engineering...
    • Apr 13, 2015

    TI gears up for Maker Faire Bay Area

    Never been to a Maker Faire? Whether you’re an engineer, an educator, or just someone that appreciates hands-on fun, you’ll have a great time exploring the inventive demos and DIY projects that are scattered throughout the massive 215,00...
    • Apr 7, 2015

    Energia 15 with Multitasking available now!

    Aside from bug fixes, the release of Energia 15 with Multitasking (MT) adds support for the new ARM Cortex M4F-based MSP432 LaunchPad. This time it’s a bit different though. The framework is powered by TI-RTOS, letting you run your Sketches in parallel. Yes, in parallel! How awesome is that?! This release supports MT for the MSP432 LaunchPad with support for other boards coming in future releases. Find out more...
    • Apr 2, 2015

    UT Austin LaunchPad online course a big hit for developers

    Developers across the world are finding out how the tiny computers that make up the embedded systems we interact with every day actually work. Inside our homes, phones, cars and toys are microcontrollers (MCUs) that help enable the digital logic that make our favorite things work. Through the online course ‘ Embedded Systems – Shape the world ’ hosted by edX, anyone can access the knowledge of professors...
    • Mar 30, 2015

    Creating powerful IoT apps for LaunchPad in minutes with Temboo

    Now LaunchPad developers can quickly get automatically generated, tailored code for complete IoT apps with Temboo's new Conditions feature. LaunchPad programmers can use the visual interface on Temboo's website to connect web p...
    • Mar 25, 2015

    BeagleBone Black advances in Maker Madness competition

    This week MCM Electronics launched a Maker Madness battle royale bringing together the top maker products from their online catalog. The top four candidates will duke it out from regions including "Single Board Computers", "Wearable Mi...
    • Mar 24, 2015

    Maker takes solar energy on-the-go

    Nathaniel VerLee, an electrical engineer and Maker, is developing an all-in-one solar energy generator application that will not only be able to provide temporary electricity during a power outage, but will also provide power to devices that are not ...
    • Mar 11, 2015

    Head to Beantown with LaunchPad for Embedded Systems Conference ‘15

    Title: Rapid prototyping of cloud-connected applications using open source modular hardware Date: Thursday, May 7 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Attending ESC Boston in May? Make sure you are there bright and early on Thursday morning to learn...
    • Mar 9, 2015

    Yeee Hawww!!! LaunchPad Ropes Rodeo BBQ!

    Yeeeeee Hawwwww!!! It’s rodeo time in Texas and with that comes rodeo cook-offs. One of the cornerstones of rodeo cooking is BBQ. BBQ is a method of cooking that roasts a protein over indirect heat for a long period of time ty...
    • Feb 24, 2015

    LaunchPad & Energia enabling energy-harvested IoT solutions at Embedded World 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany!

    At the Embedded World show this week in Germany, we will be showcasing a battery-less wireless sensor network complete with cloud connectivity! Each wireless sensor node is made up of various LaunchPad & BoosterPack modules: BQ25570 Energy Harve...
    • Feb 24, 2015

    No Python library? No problem.

    After purchasing his first BeagleBone Black, Maker Alexander Hiam realized there were no Python libraries for hardware I/O on it, so he decided to turn this setback into an innovative opportunity. Thus, PyBBIO was born! “PyBBIO is a Python library that provides an easy-to-use, Arduino-style API for controlling the BeagleBone’s hardware interface peripheral sub-systems,” Hiam detailed about his project...
    • Jan 28, 2015

    LEGO, cats and capes—a BeagleBone Black attachment gives LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 a processing boost

    LEGO® lovers and Makers rejoice! FATCATLAB has created a BeagleBone Black attachment for the MINDSTORMS EV3 model—the EVB. This upgrade gives the newest version of MINDSTORMS monster processing power in an easy-to-use board. “I think the EV3 is the best robot kit for young people and adults alike. And BeagleBone Black is arguably the best open source hardware computer ever invented,” said Andy...
    • Jan 26, 2015

    The importance of Project Zero

    You only get one chance to make a first impression. Therefore, it is important that the customer experience is pleasant and polished from the moment a customer first opens the box of an evaluation kit to when they finalize their application. Many sal...
    • Jan 22, 2015

    Prototyping fun with TI SensorTag

    Guest blog by Krzysztof Wróbel ( @MrChrisWrobel ) and Tomasz Grynfelder ( @tgrynfelder ) Pushing hardware related ideas into products is often a really complicated and time consuming process. We have to spend an enormous amount of hours starting from hardware schema creation through manual device assembly ending with troublemaking firmware development. However, initial implementation can be sped up using TI’s...
    • Jan 21, 2015

    You stream, I stream, we all stream for Bâtondroid!

    Have you ever wanted to share your favorite, funny cat YouTube video with your friends on your beautiful plasma TV, but couldn’t? Have you ever been so frustrated because you wanted to play games from your smartphone, but display it on a bigger...
    • Jan 14, 2015

    Erle-brain makes building robotics easier with BeagleBone Black

    Have you ever wondered what a robot brain would look like? To curb their curiosity, the makers at Erle Robotics decided to create their own. Erle-brain is a device that makes constructing air robotics easier than ever before. Erle-brain is an open source hardware Linux autopilot for making drones. As the name implies, it acts as the drone’s brain. This is the device that gives drones the ability to fly both manually...
    • Jan 5, 2015

    LaunchPad @ CES 2015 // Internet-connected water level monitoring system using TDC1000

    LaunchPad will be at the heart of many demos @ CES 2015. Here's a quick glimpse at one of the demos that will be showcased. In this demo, we are using several TI components to create an internet-connected water level monitoring system. (Please vi...
    • Dec 24, 2014

    LaunchPad brings the heat to fine dining!

    Happy Holidays everyone! While many of you are enjoying the holiday season, I'm one of the lucky few that also gets to celebrate their birthday within a few days of Christmas. I'm a bit of a foodie, and one of my favorite indulgen...
    • Dec 22, 2014

    A great recipe for IoT success is now available!

    If you have been wondering what the key ingredients are to easily build an IoT-enabled product, a great recipe for success is now available for you to use. Ingredients from IBM, Texas Instruments and Energia come together to create a very appetizing ...