One of the members of our meetup group suggested having a night at the space where we learn a little bit about the MSP430 Launchpad. Some simple projects that may be demonstrated could be simple motor control, blinking lights, RGB fading (using PWM), and some serial communication capabilities.
What you need to bring: it would be helpful if you brought a laptop to interface with a Launchpad unit.
What you’ll learn: some of the capabilities and projects of the MSP430 Launchpad as well as the differences of the MSP430 vs PIC/Arduino/AVR.
What this workshop costs: The workshop is free, but if you want to get your very own Launchpad there will be a limited supply available for around $5.00 each.