Launchpad Shields First Draft

[N]JC, a very active and helpful member on the forums, has posted a first draft of the Launchpad shields. He proposes the use of a “Baseboard” with “LaunchShields” stacked over it. The Baseboard will have two rows of headers for connecting to the shields and a third programming header to connect to the LaunchPad for programming.

Launchpad Frequently Used Links

This is a list of frequently used Launchpad links including the user manual and schematics. This links directly to TI’s wiki so that you download the latest revision of the document.

43oh Forums are up!

The 43oh forums are up and running. If you have a question anything related to the MSP430 or electronics, ask it here. There are subsections for compilers, your projects and debuggers. There also is a “Discuss” link on the right bottom of any post, in case you have any questions about the blog posts.
Thanks for visiting and welcome!

TI MSP430 Launchpad for $4.30

TI recently launched a cheap and easy to use development tool based on the MSP430 low power microcontroller. The Launchpad includes a development board, 2 programmable MSP430 micrcontrollers and a mini USB cable.

This is a very slick deal for beginners and hobbyists who wish to learn the chip. The Launchpad wiki is a good place to start.