last week i heard about the MSP430 Launchpad. It's a microcontroller development/test board by Texas Instruments that connects to your pc through usb. Weirdly enough it sells for only 4 dollars and 30 cents, and that includes free software, and even shipping!
I don't have a creditcard though (nor desire one), so i ordered it local. Slightly more expensive, but i received it about 36 hours after ordering it. So pretty nice.
The goal for this project will be a modded rc car that is controlled by the OpenPandora (www.openpandora.org for those that do not know it), for which i've recieved the ext connectors today.
Click below for actual Video's
I decided to make a small video blog of this, starting with the first experiments, up till however far i will get. First part was in the description, the rest is below.
P.s. If anyone wants the code, i'll post it. But it's not optimized or anything
MarkoeZ MSP430 Launchpad Video's Part 4: The Standard Temperature Sensing Program(with pc serial connection)
MarkoeZ MSP430 Launchpad Video's Part 5: Leds and Buttons
MarkoeZ MSP430 Launchpad Video's Part 6: Leds controlled through PC Serial Connection
MarkoeZ MSP430 Launchpad Video's Part 7: Soldering, connections, and more
MarkoeZ MSP430 Launchpad Video's Part 8: Created my LaunchPad Plugon Test Board