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The Magnificent Xighting Disco Ball
Miss the good old disco days? Lighten-up your day with the magnificent Xighting Ball; a motor-powered rotating LED disco ball with astonishing Touchpad capability!
Our Mission Show how easy it is to setup and use the MSP430, while illustrating all the advantages of using this fully-featured microcontroller.
Team MembersVictor Basantes, Pohan Wu, Swapnil Dhuri
Video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG-bXeeE_eQ
Main Components(2) TI MSP430G2 Launchpad (1) TI Capacitive Touch BoosterPack (1) TI L293 H-bridge (14) n2222 Transistors (1) TI *recycled* Base Case (1) Step motor (1) 6-in Acrylic Neck-less Bulb (1) Acrylic Sheet
Design Process – Summing Up 60 Hours of Work into 3 Easy-To-Follow Steps
Other Tools and PartsSoldering Iron and Wires Strips of Velcro and Knife/Blade Screwdriver, Screws, and Washers Battery Cases and Power Switches Ruler, Markers, Paper
Overall Cost ~ $40Thanks to TI’s wonderful Sample Program, we were able to reduce costs on quite a few items. Some of the unavoidable costs included the acrylic bulb and sheet, the 60 LEDs and the step-motor; which totaled approximately 40 dollars.
Source Code, Guide, Schematics, and Pictures are available at: 6675.source code, schematics, guide, and pictures.zip
That concludes our report! We hope you enjoyed our project and video. Don’t forget to vote!
Great video! Next step would be to add a frequency response mechanism like they used to have back in the 70's...
its really good....
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