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    Geology, rockslides, robotics, electronics, early Church history, pre-Columbian/early American history
  1. Guten tag and hello from a newbie here at the forums!
  2. I am relatively new here, and I can't speak for 430h or any of its members, but I personally value TI and their dedication to the hobbyist with their LaunchPad offerings. I also appreciate their samples program (although I no longer qualify), and their wide variety of user manuals and other product documentation. The MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad propelled me into investigating TI's microcontroller offerings and the DIP-packaged G2553 has been a wonderful device for me to work with, as it allows for easy breadboarding with great features. And the CCS and Energia IDEs and GRACE have been blessings for me to work with. And Dung Dang's and Adrian Fernandez's book, Getting Started with the MSP430 LaunchPad, is a great way to introduce new users to the world of microcontrollers. Put this book with the LaunchPad and the original Educational BoosterPack and you have a complete introductory course that is very low-cost and a superb way to reach younger and older persons... something that I am trying to do myself with Cub Scouts and neighborhood kids. I hope to see another edition of this book someday. Thank you, bluehash, for coordinating with Texas Instruments. And thank you to TI for meeting with our bluehash and for all that you do in the commercial and other arenas. Sincerely, George Sutton
  3. @bluehash: Thank you for assisting me with this! Your help here is a perfect example of why I am seriously trying to work with the MSP430 platform, and why I enjoy accessing this forum, even from work! Thank you again.
  4. @roadrunner84: Hallo en dank u ! (from Google Translate, LOL)!
  5. Curtis, I am just a beginner here but welcome. You will find this to be the premier site for discussion and assistance with the MSP430 and MSP432 devices (among others). I know I certainly have benefitted from everyone's experiences and eager assistance.
  6. @bluehash: THANK YOU for the quick reply. I did not even think about their github stuff. Unfortunately, it appears that these files are for hardware (BOM, gerber files, etc.) and not software. But I do thank you!
  7. @greeeg: thanks for the information. Yep, can't see using this setup at the moment. I was just curious. Thanks!
  8. Does anyone have an opinion on this particular Booster Pak: https://www.olimex.com/Products/MSP430/Booster/MSP430-G2744BP/ It indicates that the supported device is the MSP430G2744 in 40-pin DIL package. Would this be something of interest for those wanting to get into programming of MSP430 devices to be put in projects? It seems to have less memory than some of the other MSP430 devices, and may not be the best choice if I want maximum memory out of a MSP430.
  9. Does anyone have the test firmware for the original Educational BoosterPack as shown on the YouTube video: It would be very helpful to me to see the code for this testing script. Thank you for any help with this.
  10. @dubnet: Thank you! @spirilis: I have worked a LITTLE with the Arduino Uno board, and with both the mbed LPC1768 and the Parallax Propeller. 25+ years ago I was schooled in the Z80 and 8501 and the like, but that was long ago. My eyes are 51 now and my fingers act much older, so the DIP packages with the LaunchPad make it convenient to port something over to breadboard or perfboard (if I ever get that far). From what I am guessing, the G2553 is the most powerful chip that I can use on the DIP-type LaunchPad. I have the Getting Started book and will soon [ ] have a ver.1 Educational BoosterPack to go with it, so that will make me a nice training setup whether or not I ever go into some actual standalone project. I am looking foward to learning more about the MSP430 here from all of you folks!
  11. I have been signed up here for sometime, yet haven't been active as a poster until now. I am from east Tennessee and have a variety of interests, professional and hobbyist. I am trying to get to know the MSP430G2553 in particular, and look forward to learning all I can from all of the experienced members here. Thanks for all the wonderful posts, by the way.
  12. @enl: thanks for the info and links. The low power requirements is a very good selling point for me, as I am working on a remote datalogger for rockslide monitoring. Will check your links out for ideas. EDIT: I just looked at your PWM code, and it has really informative commenting. Also provides me with some useful interrupt ideas. EDIT2: Your clock code is way over my head, so it will provide lots of learning opportunities I am sure! @veryalive: thank you as well... I will look at CCS now. Thanks to you both!
  13. @Fmilburn: Thanks for the information. I wasn't sure of the reason for their being. I really like energia and appreciate your reply.
  14. I am new to the MSP430, and have so much to learn. I would like to have some help understanding what exactly the following code examples would allow me to do with the MSP430, and how it would benefit me: http://www.kerrywong.com/2012/02/27/simplifying-msp430g2-programming/ http://hackaday.com/2011/03/09/header-file-brings-arduino-sketches-to-the-ti-launchpad/ I don't know what these examples are supposed to do for me, and any explanations for this noobie are appreciated.
  15. Thanks for the reply. I have lots to learn about the MSP430G family in partiular. Do you happen to have links to your own projects featuring the 2553 or similar? Thanks again.
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