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Generator Platform

This page is about the specifics of the platform chosen for the Generator component. Here are some goals/requirements of the Generator platform.

  • Inexpensive
  • Small
  • Can be powered by USB
  • Easy to obtain
  • Easy to program

I'm inclined to use an MSP430 based platform if only because I have other reasons to become familiar with the MSP430 microcontroller. For example the eZ430-F2013 might provide sufficient functionality.

Other possibilities to consider: Arduino or maybe some ARM based processor evaluation board.