Wednesday, June 23, 2010

MSP430 LaunchPad (MSP-EXP430G2) - From TI

The MSP430 Launchpad
Looks like the Arduino has some competition or a brother depending on how you see things.  TI has announced, and also put up for order (w/free shipping/max of 3 units however), the MSP430 LaunchPad.  Note the model number 430, Its also the price of the microcontroller! Yep $4.30 and FREE SHIPPING!  Here is a link to their store so you can order your very own and start developing awesome stuff:

The following link is to their wiki:

MSP430 LaunchPad (MSP-EXP430G2) - Texas Instruments Embedded Processors Wiki

Here is what you get in the box:
  • LaunchPad Development board (MSP-EXP430G2)
  • Mini USB cable
  • 2x MSP430 flash devices
  • MSP430G2211IN14 flash device
  • MSP430G2231IN14 flash device (preloaded with sample program)
  • 10-pin PCB Connectors (2 male & 2 female)
  • 32kHz crystal
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 2x LaunchPad stickers
They also posted some videos one is an unboxing and the other is a quick demo of the built in temp sensor followed by the "professional launch video". 

Hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for stopping by!

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