FRIDAY FREE BOARD QUIZ ISSUE #17 PRIZE IS MSP430-5510STK

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No, today is not Friday 🙂 but we were traveling back from Electronica last Friday and couldn’t run the Quiz from the plane, so moved it at first day possible, (yesterday had too much things to sort out after the travel so also was impossible to run the Quiz).

Today we will make the Quiz which had to be last Friday and the prize is MSP430-5510STK

You can check the board features at https://www.olimex.com/Products/MSP430/Starter/MSP430-5510STK/

Today at 17.00 o’clock our local Bulgarian time (GMT+2) we will post on Twitter our question.

You have one hour to reply to our tweet with the correct answer.

At 18.00 o’clock we will count the correct answers and ask random.org to generate random number in range then anнounce the winner and ship the board by airmail next Monday.

Good luck!

OLIMEXINO-5510 ARDUINO LIKE BOARD WITH MSP430 IS IN STOCK

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OLIMEXINO-5510 EUR 12.95 development board is based on MSP430F5510 microcontroller.

First it was intended to run EasyMSP software but this project didn’t move far away, fortunately now there is https://github.com/energia/Energia ARDUINO IDE for MSP430 so this board can move on among the Arduino platform fans.

 

OLIMEXINO-5510 PROTOTYPE IS COMPLETE

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OLIMEXINO-5510 is board specially designed for the EasyMSP project which is created by Matthew Burmeister (a.k.a. MattTheGeek from 43oh.com). Matt did amazing work by creating Arduino like language and commands to compile with MSP430 hardware just adding these in header files, so they compile with MSPGCC. The project now is over 13 000 lines of code!

EasyMSP community is at 43oh.com forum http://www.43oh.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=34

The project is hosted at http://code.google.com/p/easymsp/

When we learned about EasyMSP the first idea was to create custom open hardware board which to work with EasyMSP. So I contacted Matt and asked him if he wants custom board build for his project. This is how OLIMEXINO-5510 was born.

Today we produced the first prototype and tomorrow we will FedEx one OLIMEXINO-5510 to Math for verification. If everything is OK we will have these boards available early in March ready for sale.

The retail price of OLIMEXINO-5510 will be EUR 12.95

So if you want to develop some handheld or battery powered devices with USB connection to PC OLIMEXINO-5510 is the low cost solution for you.