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Oraclox
Hi!, I've just got an MSP430f5529 launchpad with a robot kit from FRC. I have no idea of where to start, can somebody help me?
helaughsatfear
I'm learning how to use TM4C123 Launchpad with Valvano's book/edX
anyone out there using it?
voodoofish1
helaughsatfear: I started the class but ended up not having time to spend on it with work taking up too much time/exhausted afterwards...It's a great proc and looked like a cool class...
helaughsatfear
yeah, same here. I signed up, but classes got in the way. So'ive been reading up the edx over the summer. It's still open
voodoofish1
I'm sticking with the 430 series though at the moment...favorite proc is still the 430G2452....just a great all around proc.
helaughsatfear
i see. how long did it take you to get comfortable with it? I mean, the datasheet is 1400 pages. These things are not trivial..
voodoofish1
Actually, datasheet isn't as useful as the userguide is..it's the best thing since sliced bread and extremely useful. It won't take long if you refer to it often...
The datasheet was useful for things like alternate pin functionality and some other things, but userguide....that is where it's at...
helaughsatfear
Ok, i'll start incorporating more userguide
voodoofish1
it's a must.
MrMobius
hmm, this msp430 wont connect over UART unless i measure the resistance form reset to ground
voodoofish
MrMobius: capacitor caucing issues?
MrMobius
you think it might still be hanging on after i remove the power?
voodoofish
I think it's possible...