In The Air – Week 8

I didn’t have much time to work on my project this week, but here’s a small update.

Energia 14 finally came out, and with it, support for the MSP430FR5969 (with EnergyTrace) which was part of the challenge’s kit. Time to test it!

Energia 14

As you might remember, I was struggling to get the MSP430FR5969 to work with Energia, and ended up resorting to Code Composer Studio.

After talking to some people of Texas Instruments at electronica, I understood the new version of Energia would support that board.

Version 14 was recently released (9th December), you can find it here.

I installed it, and gave it a try.

Trying to put a sketch directly on the MSP430FR5969 failed. A popup appeared stating the firmware needed to be upgraded first, so I did.

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After the firmware upgrade, I was able to upload a sketch to the board! Finally!

Screen Shot 2014-12-21 at 13.50.07

With these issues out of the way, I can finally start using this Launchpad.

The coming two weeks might be quiet from my side with the upcoming holidays and all …. you know how that goes. I’ll post if I manage to produce meaningful content.

Happy holidays everyone!

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