We’ll be at IoT World! Helping developers rapidly prototype their cloud-connected application!
The Launchpad team will be at IoT World May 11th-12th to support developers and makers in a 30 hour Internet of Things hackathon. TI will provide MSP430F5529 LaunchPad development kits, SimpleLink CC3100 WiFi Boosterpacks, and SEEED Studio’s Grove Starter Kit for Launchpad to participants. These kits combine to create an ideal solution for rapid prototyping internet connected projects.
To further enable rapid prototyping, the Launchpad family is supported by Energia – an open source port of the Wiring/Arduino framework to TI’s launchpads. The CC3100 BoosterPack paired with Energia WiFi examples lets you quickly and easily incorporate WiFi into any LaunchPad project. The SEEED Studio Grove Starter Kit provides a simple interface to connect various sensors and inputs to LaunchPad boards and are fully supported by Energia.
On the cloud side, Launchpads are supported by Temboo – a cloud-based code generation platform that allows you to connect to 100s of web-based resources and services. Temboo provides an easy way to use various web services(everything from Twitter to SMS to FedEx to Yahoo! Weather) to connect to and control your launchpad by unifying how you interact with their APIs. A great example shows how to get started by using your launchpad to retrieve weather information from Yahoo! Weather.
Additionally, Energia has support for MQTT to allow the LaunchPad to act as both an MQTT Publisher and Subscriber. This, combined with a free broker (like such as m2m.eclipse.org or another public broker), makes it easy to get a simple IoT application communicating with the cloud. Once your LaunchPad is publishing to the cloud, IBM’s BlueMix combined with node.js frontend NodeRed lets you view data and control your launchpad from anywhere. A full start to finish Energia based MQTT tutorial can be found here: http://energia.nu/guide/tutorial_mqtt/.
A list of LaunchPad IoT resources is listed below:
- MSP430R5529 LaunchPad Pin Map
- CC3100 BoosterPack Pin Map
- Energia download page
- MQTT Tutorial
- Temboo for LaunchPad
- IBM BlueMix
- IBM BlueMix Launchpad Tutorial