- Download CSS from Texas Instruments web-site. You should be registered there.
- Follow instruction from here.
sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 libx11-6:i386
sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 libasound2:i386 libjpeg62:i386 libatk1.0-0:i386 libcairo2:i386 libdbus-1-3:i386 libdbus-glib-1-2:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libgconf-2-4:i386 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libice6:i386 lib32ncurses5 liborbit2:i386 libpango-1.0-0:i386 libpangocairo-1.0-0:i386 libpangoft2-1.0-0:i386 libpng12-0:i386 libsm6:i386 lib32stdc++6 libusb-0.1-4:i386 libx11-6:i386 libxext6:i386 libxi6:i386 libxrender1:i386 libxt6:i386 libxtst6:i386 lib32z1 libgnomevfs2-0:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386
sudo apt-get install libudev1:i386
sudo ln -sf /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libudev.so.1 /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libudev.so.0
- Run it from /opt/ti/ccsv6/eclipse/ccstudio.
Received TI CC3000 WiFi module breakboard from Adafruit. Very handy chip that allow you quickly connect your device to WiFi. Compiled examples for ATmega 168 (Arduino) and found out that binary code is too big (22kb). Now I am thinking should I get AT mega chip with more memory or re-write source code for ARM.
Device is just clock that shows only two digits. Main feature of this clock is that this clock defines order of blocks by itself. Leftmost block always shows hours, next – minutes, third – seconds, fourth – month, fifth – day of month and sixth shows year. Another nice feature that clock has illumination with contact-less button.
Received another sample from Noritake-Itron. This time is 16×2 display command with HD44780 LCD. It has serial interface, similar to SPI and commands same as well-known HD44780. This company was founded in 1904 and you can feel it. Looks like old school to me, very nice packing, attention to details and manual on paper not in digital form. Everything is very well documented. Also they have bunch of libraries for different platform. I don’t think porting to new chip will be big issue. I really love this company and this display.
I received sample from Noritake Itron company – VFD (vacuum fluorescent display). Works in -40C – +80C temperature range, still readable in daylight but expensive. On DigiKey this display cost $83. Packaging and documentation looks like old school, very solid and reliable.
New project in my hands. I got pretty much all parts, now is time to find what parts I missed, assembly and test. Lots of photos down there.
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