Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Energia MT: Efficiently Sensing the World Around You

Date and Time

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 315
Brian DeLacey - CryptographicHistory gmail com
Arun Thomas , BAE Systems - arun.thomas gmail com
Zigurd Mednieks - zigurd.mednieks surfaceable com


A Multi-Tasking Real-Time Operating System at Your Fingertips


Zigurd will kickoff the meeting sharing perspectives on the evolution of sensor networks and “The Internet of Things”. He'll trace order-of-magnitude-technological-advances from the IBM PC thru the Mobile Era leading to the billions of sensing devices all around us.

Brian will demo sensor-based applications developed using Energia MT. This free, easy-to-use software development platform integrates TI-RTOS (on Linux, Macintosh and Windows) bringing real-time multi-tasking to IoT. We'll use the CC3200 LaunchPad (with WiFi) and the newly introduced MSP432 line (with it's focus on energy efficiency).

Thanks to Texas Instruments, we have a number of door prizes to raffle at this meeting, including the new MSP432P401R LaunchPad, the SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3100 BoosterPack, and TI's new Multi-standard SensorTag.

Meeting Notes


  1. Setting up Multitasking applications in Energia MT
  2. TI-RTOS: Real-Time Operating System (RTOS)
  3. Press Release about TI-RTOS 2.12
  4. CC3100 and MSP432 Bundle
  5. CC3200 LaunchPad
  6. Intro to the TI-RTOS Kernel Workshop - Student Guide
  7. Brian's slides (pdf)
  8. Zigurd's slides (pdf)
  9. Zigurd's slides (pptx)

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