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Now that the LCD is in place, flip the PCB over and solder the pins to the PCB. To do this bring the solder tip next to a pin; touch the pin with the strand of solder. The solder

sucks
down into the hole on the PCB. Figure 8 illustrates the SoftBaugh LCD mounted on the board.
Mounted SoftBaugh LCD Display.

The remaining components are relatively easy to mount to the PCB. In mounting the switches, it is a good idea to apply a small amount of flux to the solder pads and even tin the tips of the switches with a slight amount of solder. This makes it easier to solder the switches to the board.

The PCB for this project was designed to serve the needs of several projects at the university. Therefore, the board is populated according to the particular project. The lettering on the board identifies the surface mounted capacitors for this tutorial and Figure 9 illustrates the board with most of the essential components mounted.

PCB with Components Mounted.

Order for soldering components to board:

The following order is recommended for soldering components to the board. (1) The MSP430F449. (2) Surface mounted capacitors and resistors next. (3) Push button switch, voltage regulator, 5 volt input plus, slider switch. (4) Now solder in the pins of the JTAG connector. (5) Wait until last to solder in the SoftBaugh LCD.

Sample devices from industry:

Most all industries support students in their quest for learning about particular products from their company. Within reason, companies will provide samples of devices for students to use in their projects. There are at least two reasons that come to mind as to why they want to provide this support. First, they support education. Engineers, with good educations, are the foundation or backbone of their company. Second, if students become familiar with their products they are more likely to place orders with them during your professional career.

Ti msp430f449 samples:

This is the micro computer that is utilized in this tutorial. Samples will be provided to students enrolled in the course. The following Texas Instrument URL is where you can order a 3-lot sample of the MSP430F449. Just follow the instructions. Be sure to give a mailing address where UPS/FedEx or order delivery services can deliver a package to you. You cannot use P.0.Boxes. In filling out the request form for parts indicate as necessary that you are a student working on an embedded microcomputer project.
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Sensors:

After you have constructed your board and you know that you can flash a message to the LCD, the next part is for you to select a sensor for application with the PCB you have built. In particular, you are to connect the output voltage from a sensor you select to an input port to the Analog to Digital converter of the MSP 430. You might select a temperature sensor, a force sensor, a magnetic field measurement sensor and so on. The choice of sensor is left up to you. However, you must find a sensor you want to use and you must order free samples.

Questions & Answers

what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
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