EZ430-Chronos Unboxing and Demonstration
About a month ago Texas Instruments started their so called TI Deals – “A cool new way to get discounted tools and kits from Texas Instruments”
The service is an advertising stunt by Texas Instruments which lowers the price of some of their development tools in a specific period.
The first product to be lowered in price were their EZ430-Chronos watch. A watch with their CC430 MCU inside with wireless connectivity.
The regular price for the watch was $49.00, though as it being the first product in their new “TI Deals”, the product were sold for $24.50 – 50% off! Including free shipping.
An extremely cheap price for a good looking watch (maybe a bit big) with developer possibilities. So I decided to get myself one – and luckily for me I ordered one in time, as they went out of stock pretty fast!
The watch contains the following features
- 3-Axis Accelerometer (VTI CMA3000 Series)
- Pressure Sensor (VTI SCP1000 Series)
- Temperature Sensor (Built in to CC430F6137)
- Battery/Voltage Sensor (Built in to CC430F6137)
The watch did also come with a JTAG programmer board and a wireless dongle – so you can program it yourself in both IAR and CodeStudio and upload it wirelessly to the watch, or program/debug using the JTAG programmer.
You can read more about the specific functions, how to get started and see different projects made with the watch, at the following link: http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/EZ430-Chronos?DCMP=Chronos&HQS=Other+OT+chronoswiki
I decided to make a video of the unboxing and testing of the new watch. Please enjoy, and do not hesitate commenting.