I’ve been keeping this to myself until they finally came in, but I have a little surprise. I’ve ordered 3 MSP430s from Texas Instruments, 1 for personal use and 2 to be donated to Workshop 88. I ordered them July 17th, and they shipped October 29th and arrived today. What a fast turnaround, har har. Anyway, I thought I’d share my joy of un-boxing with everyone.
As you can see, the board ships without the headers soldered on. Other than that, the board is complete and even has an MSP430 pre-installed.
The other contents include: A mini usb cable marked ROHS compliant, yay? The headers, and pins for the sides of the boards 2 sets of 10. A 32kz external crystal, to supplement the 16mhz internal clock. 2 LaunchPad Stickers. And last but not least, a second MSP430!
I suggest taking a look at Texas Instruments’ own un-boxing video, it’s pretty informative. Ok, ok, his is much more energetic, and he did it first.