Friday, April 20, 2012

Product Review - CC3000 TI WiFi Development Platform

This CC3000 development kit showed up on my front doorstep this week; I haven't gotten to do much more than open it and play with the demo app (my summer is turning out to be way busier than I expected), but I'm dutifully impressed with the raw potential for this kit and what we could do with it.
The kit comes with a 16kB FRAM MSP430 development board, a CC3000 WiFi module to plug into it, and a TP-LINK router to set up an isolated WiFi network to experiment on (since most people don't have nearly as many routers laying around as I do, and I haven't figured out if this supports WPA yet).  The demo application that comes with it is a little silly (planet MSP430 orbiting sun laptop), but certainly shows off the potential of the WiFi, thermometer, and accelerometer on the board.

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Future projects will follow.

4 comments:

  1. how did you get from? i want the same kit

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    1. I wish I could tell you. I didn't buy it, but it just showed up on my doorstep last week.

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    2. I think it is this:
      http://www.ti.com/tool/cc3000-fram-emk

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    3. Yep. Guess I probably should have actually checked to see if it was in stock. I had been told it wasn't. Thanks.

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