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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.

    • Nov 5, 2015

    IoT refrigerator tracker tutorial

    Have you ever found yourself mindlessly snacking not even realizing what, or how frequently you are eating? Even worse, have you ever had something in the fridge that you are excited to eat and when you go to take it out you realize someone else already beat you to it? Consider these problems of the past with this new refrigerator alarm. By utilizing a Texas Instruments Launchpad™ development kit, SimpleLink™...
    • Nov 2, 2015

    TI interns rock out with the BeagleBone Black

    Every year, interns spending their summers at Texas Instruments are challenged to test their creativity, technical prowess and might in a competitive design challenge based on TI technology. This year, we are challenging our interns to create a solution based on a TI MCU LaunchPad™ or the Sitara™ processor-based BeagleBone Black. The blog below was guest written by TI interns and Top BeagleBone Black Design...
    • Oct 28, 2015

    The Wingman helps enable a smooth ride

    Every year, interns spending their summers at Texas Instruments are challenged to test their creativity, technical prowess and might in a competitive design challenge based on TI technology. This year, we are challenging our interns to create a solution based on a TI MCU LaunchPad™ or the BeagleBone Black. The Wingman was chosen by TI applications and systems engineers as both Leadership Choice and Top MSP432™...
    • Oct 21, 2015

    The IRC Bot

    Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a chat system from the early 1980's that has served much of the technical community among the Internet as a reliable, yet decentralized way to engage with other users. Its protocol and usage has expanded since its inception but today it gets significantly less use. Much of IRC's original use cases have been superseded by modern social networks. IRC has a look and feel similar to...
    • Oct 19, 2015

    Debug your LaunchPad code with your favorite browser using Code Composer Studio Cloud (v1.2)!

    Did you know that you can now write, edit, compile, flash & DEBUG (!!!) your code in the cloud? With the new Code Composer Studio™ Cloud integrated development environment (IDE), users can start developing embedded firmware with minimal ins...
    • Oct 9, 2015

    IoT fall detection tutorial

    This project will walk through how easy it is to interface the Texas Instruments LaunchPad™ development kit with Temboo's online service to quickly prototype an Internet of things (IoT) device. The beauty of the Temboo service is its ability to make interacting with APIs simple. Here we will use the Twilio API to create and send an SMS triggered by a change in the Educational BoosterPack™ MKII 's accelerometer...
    • Sep 30, 2015

    Maker Faire wrap up

    Did you attend Maker Faire New York this weekend? TI was everywhere, whether it be on-stage discussing the Power Racing Series and DIY connected appliances, or in the projects of Makers across the show. Our resident LaunchPad extraordinaire even stopped by EDN’s reader/editor meet-up to show off a few TI demos. Check out a few of the things we loved most about the show: Of course the first thing we found...
    • Sep 24, 2015

    Beagles! Beagles everywhere!

    Are you attending Maker Faire New York this weekend? We’ve already told you about the speaking sessions hosted by Trey German , LaunchPad applications manager but now we want to talk about where you can find BeagleBone Black at the show! ...
    • Sep 23, 2015

    The Internet of Basketball, Part two

    Hello everyone! As we all know, putting things on the Internet is all the rage. Good news for us, TI has all of the components to make it easier to create cloud-connected applications, from microcontrollers (MCUs), to wireless devices and beyond. F...
    • Sep 21, 2015

    The Internet of Basketball, Part one

    After the success of our Internet of Popcorn demo at Maker Faire earlier this year, we were inspired to see what other fun demos could benefit from added wireless connectivity. The idea behind the Internet of Basketball was to take an ordinary arcade-style basketball game and add an Internet-connected LaunchPad that would keep score, give alerts, store score and game data in the cloud and allow us to keep a running tally...
    • Sep 10, 2015

    See us on-stage at Maker Faire New York!

    Are you headed to Maker Faire New York this month? If so, make sure you head over to the Make: Electronics stage to check out the speaking sessions hosted by Trey German, LaunchPad applications manager. See the schedule below, and don’t forget ...
    • Sep 8, 2015

    Become a LaunchPad expert through Valparaiso University

    Valparaiso University will be offering an online course this fall open to all interested in becoming familiar with microcontroller (MCU) basics and how to interact with an MCU. The class will utilize the new TI MSP430FR6989 LaunchPad ™ developme...
    • Sep 1, 2015

    Meet the new Educational BoosterPack MKII for TI LaunchPad development kits

    Meet the new Educational BoosterPack™ MKII ( BOOSTXL-EDUMKII ), available now for US$29.99! This BoosterPack is jam-packed with features that make it easier than ever to rapidly prototype your next application. The BoosterPack features: 2-axis analog joystick w/digital input 3-axis analog accelerometer TI TMP006 Infrared Contact-less temperature sensor TI OPT3001 Ambient Light Sensor 128x128 back...
    • Aug 20, 2015

    TI interns have your back

    Every year, interns spending their summers at Texas Instruments are challenged to test their creativity, technical prowess and might in a competitive design challenge based on TI technology. This year, we are challenging our interns to create a solut...
    • Jul 21, 2015

    Back at it: Power Racing at Maker Faire part two

    Now that I’ve had time to recover from Maker Faire Bay Area, I think it’s about time for an update on the Power Racing series . We had a blast hanging out with everyone there and showing off the Power Racing car. I presented the car on both Friday and Sunday on the Make: Electronics stage to a full audience. Thanks to everyone who came out to learn about the build! Unfortunately, the vehicle experienced some...
    • Jul 14, 2015

    LaunchPad strikes a chord with students

    As we’ve said before, we saw tons of innovative electronics projects at Maker Faire Bay Area this year. One of our favorite things to do at the show every year is explore the rows upon rows of booths for projects that include TI parts to see th...
    • Jul 7, 2015

    Discover technology – The TI MCU design contest, part two

    Last week we showed you a few projects submitted to the Texas Instruments microcontroller (MCU) design contest. Are you eager to learn more? Check out some more of the innovative submissions: Time to think for a bigger cause - The paper Automated irr...
    • Jul 2, 2015

    Want to go to space? TI parts could help you get there

    It’s not unusual to hear children dream of being an astronaut and heading into space. Were you one of those kids? You haven’t missed your chance yet! Hackaday, along with TI and several other sponsors, is hosting its annual Hackaday Prize contest . Whether you consider yourself a Maker, designer, engineer or something else completely, Hackaday is asking you to submit electronic products that could help...
    • Jun 30, 2015

    Discover technology – The TI MCU design contest, part one

    To celebrate the discoverer in all of us, Texas Instruments India held the microcontroller (MCU) design contest to expand the technical knowledge of engineers across the country. We presented a platform to showcase all the top engineering projects across India that display innovation, design proficiency and technical adeptness. The contest has been running in three different phases that involved contestants developing...
    • Jun 22, 2015

    Five years of LaunchPad

    Wow! It’s hard to believe that LaunchPad turns five years old today! It seems like just yesterday, we released the original MSP430™ LaunchPad for $4.30. Let’s take some time today to look back on everything we’ve a...
    • Jun 15, 2015

    Internet-connected popcorn machines and more

    Not everyone can make the trek out to the Bay Area every year to see all of the amazing sights at Maker Faire. If you felt left out after seeing all of the pictures and articles, don’t fret! We have a virtual tour of the TI booth so you can check out the demos we featured this year. (Please visit the site to view this video) Once your popcorn machine is connected to the Internet, anything is possible. We married...
    • Jun 9, 2015

    Envision the ultimate NFC wearable for a chance to win!

    Do you dream of creating a solution to make monitoring health and fitness activities easier? Using near field communication (NFC) in your designs can help! We want to hear your ideas for the next wearable design based on our RF430FRL15xH NFC sensor t...
    • May 18, 2015

    The greatest show and tell on earth – Day two recap

    Maker Faire is winding down and while we are sad to see it come to a close, we’re still excited about all the new technology we saw this year. This show is a great place to come and get inspired about all the new ways we can put our tools to us...
    • May 17, 2015

    The greatest show and tell on earth – Day one recap

    As day one of Maker Faire Bay Area comes to a close, we still can’t believe some of the incredible projects we got to see! From giant cupcakes rolling around to a huge LED cat, there’s a little bit of something for everyone. Here are our highlights: At the booth we showed a couple of great LaunchPad™ , SensorTag and BoosterPack demos. The Internet of Popcorn machine isn’t just any popcorn machine...
    • 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...