How to Detect First Boot After Burning Program to Flash

Posted on Fri 12 October 2018 in misc View Comments • Tagged with Arduino, Embedded

I will write about Arduino, but this technique is relevant for any embedded situation.

Many applications require retaining data such settings or parameters between resets. On the Arduino, the already existing EEPROM of the Atmega chip is a common solution for this problem.

For the Arduino, the EEPROM library can …

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Connecting MSP430 with ILI9341 TFT Display

Posted on Sat 30 April 2016 in misc View Comments • Tagged with ili9341, msp430, embedded

msp430 launcpad connected to ili9341 display

In the previous post I described how to connect ESP8266 with an ILI9431 TFT display using the Adafruit library. Texas Instruments' MSP430 is another popular low cost 3.3v MCU used by the maker community. It has Energia which is an IDE forked from and compatible to the Arduino IDE …

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Connecting ESP8266 with ILI9341 TFT Display

Posted on Fri 04 March 2016 in misc View Comments • Tagged with esp8266, arduino, embedded, ili9341

ESP8266 was popular with hobbyists for a long time. Recently I decided to join the hype and bought this module along with a super cheap color TFT display (ILI9341). In this post I will describe the process of connecting those two, using already available code written for Arduino.

ESP8288 connected to ILI9341

First step …

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