The MP&I book appears to have been intended for a classroom setting, with each chapter ending with a list of review questions and a lab exercise. There are also a few classroom projects in the back and a guide to C programming. However, that does not lessen its value. Even if you have been programming the MSP430 for a while, like me, you will still find plenty to learn from this book.
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