XC-1A supern00b examples?

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Re: XC-1A supern00b examples?

Postby xcorific » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:43 am

Skeksis, good luck with your project! I'm in the same boat and am just starting out with XMOS. I also haven't hooked up hardware, but I probably should try to do that soon. Sounds like you picked a good one to start with.
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Postby Skeksis » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:16 pm

Thanks xcorific

I think beginning to hook stuff up to the board is one of the largest hurdles, I found that the documentation was murky at best about working out port referencing. Any ideas what you're going to start off with when you move to attaching hardware?


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Postby xcorific » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:39 pm

For now, I'm just going to try to get multiple serial ports running on the XC-1A. After that, I'd like to write some libraries (or look for existing ones) so I can get my XBee modules going with an LCD touchscreen. All of this stuff is basically serial-based. Then add on external circuitry to read analog data from sensors, so I can try to monitor the moisture in the soil of the veggie garden. :)
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Postby mikronauts » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:16 pm

If 12 bits is enough for your application, I have had very good results with the MCP3208 SPI interface ADC's. I use them on RoboProp and some industrial products.
xcorific wrote:For now, I'm just going to try to get multiple serial ports running on the XC-1A. After that, I'd like to write some libraries (or look for existing ones) so I can get my XBee modules going with an LCD touchscreen. All of this stuff is basically serial-based. Then add on external circuitry to read analog data from sensors, so I can try to monitor the moisture in the soil of the veggie garden. :)
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Postby phalt » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:43 am

xcorific wrote:For now, I'm just going to try to get multiple serial ports running on the XC-1A. After that, I'd like to write some libraries (or look for existing ones) so I can get my XBee modules going with an LCD touchscreen. All of this stuff is basically serial-based. Then add on external circuitry to read analog data from sensors, so I can try to monitor the moisture in the soil of the veggie garden. :)
That sounds like one of the most original ideas for XMOS I've seen. Good luck!

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