Aug 16, 2012

A new toy to play with - TI Launchpad with MSP430 MCU

A friend gave me this thing to play with (and eventually adapt to his purposes).

Launchpad box and contents

What's interesting here is that TI seem to give these things out for free.

Seriously, a box with a debug/programmer board and two microcontroller chips (which are basically your programmable computer with RAM, non-volatile flash memory, lots of interfaces, temp sensor, watchdog, etc that can be powered from 2 AA cells), to any part of the world with FedEx for a beer's worth - $5.

Guess it's time to put a computer into every doorknob indeed.