Texas Instruments MSP430 USB Stick Development Tool for FREE
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Texas Instruments MSP430 USB Stick Development Tool for FREE

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Found 3rd Jan 2011
Get up to three of these USB development sticks with TI's MSP430 microcontroller on board for absolutely nothing! Use coupon code EZFREE2013. Great if you've been wanting to get into this sort of thing.

Credit to: eevblog.com/for…9.0

Overview

The eZ430-F2013 is a powerful development tool that provides both the USB based programmer and F2013 development board in a small USB stick package. The flash memory can be erased and programmed in seconds with only a few keystrokes, and since the MSP430 flash is extremely low power, no external power supply is required. The tool has an integrated software environment and connects directly to the USB port of a PC which greatly simplifies the set-up and use of the tool. The flash development tool supports development with the MSP430F20xx devices.
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what is this used for ?
Trosity

what is this used for ?



i was wondering the same thing, is that a programmable usb?
Original Poster
It's a microcontroller with a debugging interface. The board inside splits in half and one has the debugging and the other the micro. You can program it to do various things like turn outputs on/off, read inputs etc. User guide is here: focus.ti.com/lit…pdf
its a microcontroller, so for installing programs, like binary?

beats me!!!!!!!!!
cool i did my final year project on microcontrollers .. so this might be something useful.
Cool item! My teacher would love this
what the hell is a microcontroller please
some one tell me
is this deal U.S. only?
Original Poster
It is not US only, I placed an order earlier.

Edited by: "simonrichards150" 3rd Jan 2011
Will this work as PS3 Jailbreak?
This is only useful if you are an electronics dev and no this wont jailbreak a PS3 just because you can see electronic through the clear plastic.
Allowed me to pick up the MSP430 LaunchPad Value board without P&P so thanks to the OP.
Brilliant, just ordered 3 - Heat added
I have absolutely no idea what this is and will consequently never use it. However, I feel I should order three of them, purely because I can. Sadly that may deprive somebody who could genuinely benefit from the promotion from getting one but......
Only kidding - I hope common sense wins out over the lure of a freebie
Amazing find, thank you so much!
juzzy

what the hell is a microcontroller pleasesome one tell me



What is a Microcontroller?
arduino

What is a Microcontroller?

It's what non technical people know as a "chip"
Look people, if you have to ask what it is or what it is for, you do NOT need this, so stop asking. I have no idea how to use it, so I will not be wasting the site's time and money requesting 3 things that will go to waste, I suggest the rest of you do likewise and leave some for the technically inclined to get their fair share.
pete_l

It's what non technical people know as a "chip"



"Chip" isn't a sensible way to describe it, most microchips aren't microcontrollers. Perhaps the wiki pages can clear that up for you. microchip/microcontroller. The point of my link to "let me google that for you" was to highlight that if people really wanted to know what something is, they could look it up themselves, which would be quicker than asking someone else to spoon feed them an answer.
Edited by: "arduino" 3rd Jan 2011
This will be useful for my University 3rd year project. Thanks.
mateypeeps

Look people, if you have to ask what it is or what it is for, you do NOT … Look people, if you have to ask what it is or what it is for, you do NOT need this, so stop asking. I have no idea how to use it, so I will not be wasting the site's time and money requesting 3 things that will go to waste, I suggest the rest of you do likewise and leave some for the technically inclined to get their fair share.



I always find it odd that people ask on a forum what something is, rather than search for it themselves which would be faster than waiting for a reply.
arduino

I always find it odd that people ask on a forum what something is, rather … I always find it odd that people ask on a forum what something is, rather than search for it themselves which would be faster than waiting for a reply.



It's why I find the whole concept of sites like "Yahoo Answers" bewildering.
Weenie Beenie

It's why I find the whole concept of sites like "Yahoo Answers" … It's why I find the whole concept of sites like "Yahoo Answers" bewildering.



Yeah, while there are situations where people may have a specific question which they either can't find or don't understand an answer online (or in a book), people seem to just want someone to read something and tell them what it said, albeit they'd have to 'read' the answer themselves :P

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nextround.net/200…ons
Edited by: "arduino" 3rd Jan 2011
Thinking of ordering one as I did micro electronics some 20 years ago.
So for those who orderd one (or more) - What will you do with it?
B_T

Thinking of ordering one as I did micro electronics some 20 years ago.So … Thinking of ordering one as I did micro electronics some 20 years ago.So for those who orderd one (or more) - What will you do with it?



More to the point, what do you want to do with it?
thanks
arduino

"Chip" isn't a sensible way to describe it, most microchips aren't … "Chip" isn't a sensible way to describe it, most microchips aren't microcontrollers. Perhaps the wiki pages can clear that up for you. microchip/microcontroller. The point of my link to "let me google that for you" was to highlight that if people really wanted to know what something is, they could look it up themselves, which would be quicker than asking someone else to spoon feed them an answer.



Well maybe its ok for you degree educated computer buffs, but not everybody has heard of google, most dnt lv fb of10 enuff
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ordered, cheers. (doing microcontrollers this term too :O)
thanks, just watch out if the value is listed on the box for customs, as you may get charged a bit even though cost is free
Where can I enter the code? ^^
Ta.
Simondu2009

Well maybe its ok for you degree educated computer buffs, but not … Well maybe its ok for you degree educated computer buffs, but not everybody has heard of google, most dnt lv fb of10 enuff



LOL, well played sir.
2 ordered.. . Never say NO to anything free...X)
Heat added.. .
1Swatty

Where can I enter the code? ^^



ener your details at checkout. There is a box on right after you ener delivery address
arduino

"Chip" isn't a sensible way to describe it, most microchips aren't … "Chip" isn't a sensible way to describe it, most microchips aren't microcontrollers. Perhaps the wiki pages can clear that up for you. microchip/microcontroller. The point of my link to "let me google that for you" was to highlight that if people really wanted to know what something is, they could look it up themselves, which would be quicker than asking someone else to spoon feed them an answer.


I _did_ say for non-technical people
Personally, I'm a PIC (as in Microchip man, myself. You can also order the little development boards for some TI chips for $4.36 each. The chips in question are a little basic and small but will give an experience of developing for them. It'll be interesting to see what the IDE is like.
p.s. the USB thingies seem to be on back order, mine's not scheduled to be shipped until 5-Jan
burning hot
ian6

ener your details at checkout. There is a box on right after you ener … ener your details at checkout. There is a box on right after you ener delivery address


Thanks (To the OP as well :D)
Hell yes, been trying to find something like this for months but didn't want to pay NI stupid amounts of money, I already have an IDE for Texas instruments microcontrollers/microprocessors so this will fit in well. Many Thanks.
pete_l

I _did_ say for non-technical people :)Personally, I'm a PIC (as in … I _did_ say for non-technical people :)Personally, I'm a PIC (as in Microchip man, myself. You can also order the little development boards for some TI chips for $4.36 each. The chips in question are a little basic and small but will give an experience of developing for them. It'll be interesting to see what the IDE is like.p.s. the USB thingies seem to be on back order, mine's not scheduled to be shipped until 5-Jan



I'll just be using the msp403 toolchain. The 5th of Jan isn't that far away
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