MSP430G2 launchpad is a development board developed by Texas Instruments. The msp430g series is a series of micro-controllers. The cost of launchpad is $9.99. This is a one time investment. Once you have the launchpad, you’ll open an entire new world for yourself. Texas Instruments launchpad contains the following hardware:
- MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad
- MSP430G2553 microcontroller (with demo code)
- MSP430G2452 microcontroller
- Mini-USB cable
- Quick Start Guide
- 32kHz external crystal
(Note: You can order the board from TI itself. The link is : http://www.ti.com/tool/msp-exp430g2 )
Texas provides free samples of these microcontrollers. So whenever you’ll need a microcontroller, you can search their website and order free sample of whatever you like. This enables to divert you money into other electronic equipment that you require. All in all I encourage all of you people out there who like coding and controllers to get your hands on launchpad.
P.S: If you have any query regarding how to order these samples, feel free to contact me.