Physics 319:    2020

Instructor: Dr. Andrzej Kotlicki

Office: Hennings 330

Email:  kotlicki (at)

Web Page:

Lecture times: Th. 11:30:   Hebb 116

Labs: T, W, Th 2-6 PM:   Hebb 416

TA's :  

Colby DeLisle <cdelisle (at)>  Tuesday, Wednesday
Peter Gysbers <pgysbers (at)> Tuesday, Thursday


Technician:   Sing Chow
                                Office Hebb 412

                                e-mail: scho (at);
                                phone 604 822 2588

Course Outline

Lab Manual

Inventory of available parts

Slides from: Lecture1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3, Lecture 4, Lecture 5, Lecture 6, Lecture 7, Lecture 8, Lecture 9

Solution Test 1, Solution Test 2

PHYS 319 MSP430 LaunchPad Getting Started guides

You probably only need one (or maybe two) of these:

Mac OS X
Using the Lab computers

New Makefile

Description of the formal report

Past Projects

MSP 430 Manuals:

Microprocessor family slau144j MSP430x2xx


LaunchPad Experimenter board user guide (slau318)

LunchPad Experimenter board user guide NEW (slau772)

MSP430G2553 Data sheet (slas735)    

Pin Oscillator for capacitive measurements

Reference Text: Introduction to Embedded Systems Using Microcontrollers and the MSP430

Reference: Binary Format of MSP 430 Assembler Commands and their Storage in Memory

Texas Instruments guide to capacitive touch measurements


Multiplexed 4 digit 7 segment display components:

7 segment decoder DM9368

2 to 4 multiplexer 74HC139


C/C++ resources

C operators

C library

C++ reference library


Decimal, Hexadecimal and Binary Conversion Table



Python getting started guide

There are some slides from PHYS 409 tutorials on Python that are terrific here: PHYS 409

amplifier for the electret microphone


Datasheets of sensors and servos (the ones not listed can be found on line).


Parallax GPS


Pyroelectric Infrared Sensor IRA-E420S1n


Transmitter - Receiver


Alcohol gas Sensor MQ 3

HMC5883L example hmc5883l-msp430.c

Serial Duplex example

Serial Duplex (software UART) example

SPI example

Bandpass filter designer

Capacitive Touch Pin Oscillator Guide

MSP430F5529 Demo

MSP430F5529 setup guide

Optical Pulse Rate ideas, have a look here and maybe here

Page last Updated April 28, 2020