TI MSP launchpad

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Bergo
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TI MSP launchpad

Post by Bergo » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:09 pm

Anyone play with these yet? $4.30 for a development kit. Ordered one but haven't done much with it yet. also picked up a TI stelaris evalbot dev kit (the little roomba looking robot).
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Post by DigitalOSH » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:56 pm

What exactly are these?

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Re: TI MSP launchpad

Post by Bergo » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:33 pm

first one is the same idea as an arduino, second one is a robotics development kit.

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Re: TI MSP launchpad

Post by mattf » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:55 pm

I played a little withthe launchpad. Just enought to get a build environment up (code warrior I think), and a proof of concept project (semi-random frequency beep through a pc speaker at semi-random intervals ).
I was actually surprised how basic the uC is.. 128mB or RAM? That's less than the old PICs.

I also picked up a couple of these, which I think hit a much more interesting price/performance point ( think the uC is similar to the one used in your second dev board):
http://www.st.com/internet/com/TECHNICA ... 277245.pdf
32-bit processor
128KB flash, 8KB RAM,
onboard debugger
lots of hardware peripherals (timers/counters/uarts/DMA etc)
fast
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ONLY $12.50!!
It is more involved to get started with, but an interesting step up from the arduino

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