Has anyone tried out the MSP430 Launch Pad yet?
I ordered one a few weeks ago (couldn't pass up the price) but haven't tried it out yet. I did notice the software you needed to install in order to program it seemed very large and bloated.
I've grown accustom to Arduino's lightweight software and AVR-GCC. At least you can use those on Linux!
it has great potential for cheap projects.
I have and I like to use TI's CCS an eclipse base IDE.. there is a problem, though. long story just please read this: IOT RoadTest
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BTW It is a very capable board, They have others in the same price point (under 20 bucks) and have lots more IO ie TM4C129x board, with built-in 10/100 RJ45 interface.