TI makes a big bid for the hobby market (via Hack a Day)

Looks sweet for this price. I’ll be ordering a few as soon as the TI webstore recovers from the slashdotting.

I couldn’t find any info whether the mentioned development tools are free as in freedom or merely free as in beer, but in the later case I’m sure some bigger nerds than me will make it work with GCC. (Update: It already works)

TI makes a big bid for the hobby market This morning Texas Instruments unveiled Launchpad, a development platform for their low-cost MSP430 line of microcontrollers. We’ve seen these chips before, most notably in the ez430 Chronos sports watch. We see this as a bid for the hobby market currently enjoyed by Arduino, PIC, AVR, and others. TI’s biggest selling point is price, but we’re going to wait to share that with you. Join us after the break to see what the package offers, then decid … Read More

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