Texas Instruments was so kind to send me a MSP430G2 launchpad plus the Capacitive Touch boosterpack.

From their website:

The MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad is an easy-to-use flash programmer and debugging tool for the MSP430G2xx Value Line microcontrollers. It features everything you need to start developing on an MSP430 microcontroller device. It has on-board emulation for programming and debugging and features a 14/20-pin DIP socket, on-board buttons and LEDs & BoosterPack-compatible pinouts that support a wide range of plug-in modules for added functionality such as wireless, displays & more.

The MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad also comes with 2 MSP430 device, with up to 16kB Flash, 512B RAM, 16MHz CPU speed and integrated peripherals such as 8ch 10-bit ADC, timers, serial communication (UART, I2C & SPI) & more!

I added a nail clipper and an AA battery so you can see how big it is..

MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad + Capacitive Touch

MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad + Capacitive Touch

Its nice to know that you can use Code Composer and/or Energia with it.

Energia works like Arduino IDE while Code Composer dives under the hood of your project.

Yesterday, during the Texas Instruments Webinar, i learned that CC6.0 will be able to convert the sketches made by Energia. So you can first create a fast sketch and then later dive under the hood. I really like that idea.

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