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Very cheap & easy way to start in the microcontroller/robots world

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by eried, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. eried

    eried Newbie

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    1) $4.3 usd including worldwide shipping, buy this kit:
    hxxps://estore.ti.com/Search.aspx?detail=1&k=MSP-EXP430G2

    2) Download hxxp://energia.nu/ OR if you use Windows, download my mod: hxxp://forum.43oh.com/topic/3342-mod-energia-enhanced-release-103-for-windows-installer-drivers-etc-src/ (1 setup, includes all)

    3) See some examples from the File menu, play with these, upload some code to your board :D Energia code is 99% compatible with arduino.

    Now go and do something cool. :cool:
     
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  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Looks like a low cost alternative to Arduino. Have you built anything nice with it? :)
     
  3. eried

    eried Newbie

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    Not yet, just arrived this week (took 3 days! impressive for my country, I was used to wait 1 month or more). And I was just finishing the mod IDE yesterday. But I tested old sketches for my arduino and all work flawlessly there are small differences like the test leds pins, or that this board has 2 buttons to play with... but for the price I am thinking on start using this chip for all! haha :D
     
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  4. schwarpitz

    schwarpitz Newbie

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    Thanks Eried, I know a friend who will be very happy with this.