Very cheap dev-board to use with NanoNote/UBB
dvdkhlng at gmx.de
Sat May 19 18:35:06 EDT 2012
just wanted to point to a nice and especially cheap arduino replacement
to use for extending NanoNote e.g. via UBB: The TI Launchpad development
This board costs only $4.35  and comes pre-installed with a
MSP430G2553 with 16k Flash and 0.5k RAM. A second smaller MSP IC is
also included that can be plugged in in place of the 2553. The board has
a USB interface handled by an extra MCU for flashing and serial
terminal. TI must be pretty desperate, as I cannot see how they don't
sell this at a loss.
Maybe not be as open-source friendly as the Arduino, but it's not OSS
unfriendly per cest (I won't touch the proprietary IDE bloatware called
IAR that TI markets for it).
On Linux, mspdebug  can flash the Launchpad board without problems
(as long as I don't use a usb hub). I also had luck assembling hexfiles
via a cross-assembler , or using a Forth system  on it. There's a
GCC toolchain, too  (IIRC it's included in ubuntu 12.04), but I
didn't test that yet.
All I/Os are 3.6V, I guess that's close enough to not break the NanoNote
when driving the UBB's 3V I/Os as inputs?
 mspdebug.sf.net  4e4th.eu  mspgcc.sf.net
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