[Lab] Cheap micro controller

Tom Burns tom.i.burns at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 16:20:22 EDT 2010

(forgot to CC list... tsk)

Holy cow!  Thanks for the link.  Just about to buy some for myself +

With such a low cost of entry this would make a very excellent teaching


On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 4:10 PM, Jean-Marc LeBlanc <
jeanmarc.leblanc at gmail.com> wrote:

> hey,
> So Texas instrument has launched their new dev board  for their "Value
> line" of the MSP430 Micro controller.  It is meant probably to compete
> with PIC and Arduino.  The Micro controllers are not as good at the
> Arduino, but if all you are doing is turning on a LED or simply
> controlling a machine or using it as a line driver they would probably
> be good enough.  The board is sold for only 4.60$ cnd and has free
> shipping right now at
> http://ca.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Texas-Instruments/MSP-EXP430G2/?qs=CLImetaeaXWH2pYG%252bA%252b4Vw%3d%3d
> this is their wiki
> http://ca.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Texas-Instruments/MSP-EXP430G2/?qs=CLImetaeaXWH2pYG%252bA%252b4Vw%3d%3d
> I will have one soon ;) if any one if curious on what I thought of it
> let me know. I can let you know my thoughts.  I could also bring it to
> one of the meetings or some thing
> Jean-Marc Le Blanc
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