When you need to do simple hardware tests or hacks, usually you need to write a chunk of microcontroller code which would read some analog data, drive some pins of generate PWM. In many cases you may find yourself doing this over and over again. This doesn’t give any excitement and takes your time. Jaspreet Singh decided to make this routine much easier. As he is a fan of MSP430 microcontroller he focused on these and wrote a simple GUI using Visual C#.
The project consists of two parts – a microcontroller firmware and PC software. They both talk to each other using serial interface. Currently it allows setting pins HIGH/LOW, read ADC and generate PWM. This already looks great but it seems that project didn’t stop at this point and new features will be coming soon. We should see LCD interfacing, SPI, I2C and probably more.