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March 14, 2011 AT 5:00 pm

MSP430 LaunchPad toolchain for Mac OS X: Breathing LED effect with the LaunchPad!

MSP430 LaunchPad toolchain for Mac OS X: Breathing LED effect with the LaunchPad!

Have you noticed how the blinking LED of the MacBooks causes a soothing, kind of hypnotic effect? No wonder why…

Apparently, the behavior of the LED while the computer is sleeping is tuned to resemble the human breathing rhythm at rest! Things like these give a better understanding of Apple’s meticulous attention to detail and how much of your MacBook’s $999 went into patent attorne– ALL GLORY TO THE BREATHING LED!

The breathing effect is a natural step forward from the dull and classic “hello world” blinking LED. If you want to add it to your project, you need a spare Timer and a few lines of code. Here is how…


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1 Comment

  1. In the book Make: Electronics, you assemble an LED that does the same thing with a few capacitors, a transistor and some resistors.

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