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Started by w8tf...@yahoo.com December 17, 2013
Hello Everyone:

I have been around for a while,but have not done much with my launchpad. So lets get started, I am a newbee to most of you and that is where I will start. I want to do somethings with my Launchpad, so I will ask the group what is the best first project to start with and then we (or I) can go from there. I am a Ham Radio Operator and have some IDEAS, and yes I do know about the other group, but would like to start here before I go there. First thing, what is the easiest programming software I should use? does it have a large learning cruve? I would like something that I can learn at my own pace.
I did do some assembly langauge in school, but have forgot some of it.

Thanks for all the help.

Brian
W8TFI

Beginning Microcontrollers with the MSP430

On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 3:09 PM, wrote:

> First thing, what is the easiest programming software I should use? does
> it have a large learning cruve? I would like something that I can learn at
> my own pace.
>
You have three main options in terms of development software: CCS, mspgcc,
and Energia.

CCS is TI's "official" toolchain and is built using the open source
"Eclipse" IDE and TI's compilers. If you are familiar with Eclipse (or
complex GUI-IDEs in general) this is probably your best choice.

mspgcc is a fork of gcc for the msp430. If you have experience using gcc
and command line tools in general, this will probably be your best choice.

Energia is fairly new, and an attempt to bring the Arduino philosophy to
the msp430. It uses the same IDE as the Arduino, the mspgcc compiler, and
a set of libraries that are similar to those found on the Arduino. If you
are a total noob, this will probably be your best choice.

These are not strict options. You can use the mspgcc compiler under CCS,
and the latest versions of CCS can be used to compile Energia sketches.

Energia probably has the least steep learning curve, but even still getting
started is non-trivial.

-p.
Try,

4e4th --- FREE

4e4th-IDE - FREE

4e4th-- one wire version Free ---DS18B20 Temperature sensors

4e4th temperature measurement application code FREE

See easy what you can do -- Section MSP430 -- www.sustainabilitymeasurement.com --

Easy to go beyond just turnning it on to see an LED blink!!

Plenty fee 4e4th documentation
Andrew Reid

Quoting Peter Johansson :

> On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 3:09 PM, wrote:
>
> > First thing, what is the easiest programming software I should use? does
> > it have a large learning cruve? I would like something that I can learn
> at
> > my own pace.
> >
> You have three main options in terms of development software: CCS, mspgcc,
> and Energia.
>
> CCS is TI's "official" toolchain and is built using the open source
> "Eclipse" IDE and TI's compilers. If you are familiar with Eclipse (or
> complex GUI-IDEs in general) this is probably your best choice.
>
> mspgcc is a fork of gcc for the msp430. If you have experience using gcc
> and command line tools in general, this will probably be your best choice.
>
> Energia is fairly new, and an attempt to bring the Arduino philosophy to
> the msp430. It uses the same IDE as the Arduino, the mspgcc compiler, and
> a set of libraries that are similar to those found on the Arduino. If you
> are a total noob, this will probably be your best choice.
>
> These are not strict options. You can use the mspgcc compiler under CCS,
> and the latest versions of CCS can be used to compile Energia sketches.
>
> Energia probably has the least steep learning curve, but even still getting
> started is non-trivial.
>
> -p.
>

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Try,

4e4th --- FREE

4e4th-IDE - FREE

4e4th-- one wire version Free ---DS18B20 Temperature sensors

4e4th temperature measurement application code FREE

See easy what you can do -- Section MSP430 -- www.sustainabilitymeasurement.com --

Easy to go beyond just turnning it on to see an LED blink!!

Plenty fee 4e4th documentation
Andrew Reid

Quoting Peter Johansson :

> On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 3:09 PM, wrote:
>
> > First thing, what is the easiest programming software I should use? does
> > it have a large learning cruve? I would like something that I can learn
> at
> > my own pace.
> >
> You have three main options in terms of development software: CCS, mspgcc,
> and Energia.
>
> CCS is TI's "official" toolchain and is built using the open source
> "Eclipse" IDE and TI's compilers. If you are familiar with Eclipse (or
> complex GUI-IDEs in general) this is probably your best choice.
>
> mspgcc is a fork of gcc for the msp430. If you have experience using gcc
> and command line tools in general, this will probably be your best choice.
>
> Energia is fairly new, and an attempt to bring the Arduino philosophy to
> the msp430. It uses the same IDE as the Arduino, the mspgcc compiler, and
> a set of libraries that are similar to those found on the Arduino. If you
> are a total noob, this will probably be your best choice.
>
> These are not strict options. You can use the mspgcc compiler under CCS,
> and the latest versions of CCS can be used to compile Energia sketches.
>
> Energia probably has the least steep learning curve, but even still getting
> started is non-trivial.
>
> -p.
>

Andrew Reid,
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Try,

4e4th --- FREE

4e4th-IDE - FREE

4e4th-- one wire version Free ---DS18B20 Temperature sensors

4e4th temperature measurement application code FREE

See easy what you can do -- Section MSP430 -- www.sustainabilitymeasurement.com --

Easy to go beyond just turnning it on to see an LED blink!!

Plenty fee 4e4th documentation
Andrew Reid

Quoting Peter Johansson :

> On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 3:09 PM, wrote:
>
> > First thing, what is the easiest programming software I should use? does
> > it have a large learning cruve? I would like something that I can learn
> at
> > my own pace.
> >
> You have three main options in terms of development software: CCS, mspgcc,
> and Energia.
>
> CCS is TI's "official" toolchain and is built using the open source
> "Eclipse" IDE and TI's compilers. If you are familiar with Eclipse (or
> complex GUI-IDEs in general) this is probably your best choice.
>
> mspgcc is a fork of gcc for the msp430. If you have experience using gcc
> and command line tools in general, this will probably be your best choice.
>
> Energia is fairly new, and an attempt to bring the Arduino philosophy to
> the msp430. It uses the same IDE as the Arduino, the mspgcc compiler, and
> a set of libraries that are similar to those found on the Arduino. If you
> are a total noob, this will probably be your best choice.
>
> These are not strict options. You can use the mspgcc compiler under CCS,
> and the latest versions of CCS can be used to compile Energia sketches.
>
> Energia probably has the least steep learning curve, but even still getting
> started is non-trivial.
>
> -p.
>

Andrew Reid,
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I'd like to suggest taking a look at this:

http://mecrisp.sourceforge.net/

I haven't had time to play with it a lot, but what I've looked at looks very well done and it's a good match for the MSP430.

Forth encourages bottom up programming which can be helpful in the embedded world.

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On Tue, 12/17/13, w...@yahoo.com wrote:

Subject: [msp430] Ok, lets get something going
To: m...
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 2:09 PM
















 









Hello Everyone:
 
I have been around for a while,but have not done much
with my launchpad.  So lets get started, I am a newbee
to most of you and that is where I will start.  I want
to do somethings with my Launchpad, so I will ask the group
what is the best first project to start with and then we (or
I) can go from there.  I am a Ham Radio Operator and
have some IDEAS, and yes I do know about the other group,
but would like to start here before I go there. First thing,
what is the easiest programming software I should use? does
it have a large learning cruve? I would like something that
I can learn at my own pace.
I did do some assembly langauge in school, but have
forgot some of it.
 
Thanks for all the help.
 
Brian
W8TFI
























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The simplest language to learn is assembler, because you are at the
level of the machine, and not divorced from the hardware, as most other
languages do. Most people seem to think this distance is a good thing,
personally I don't see how you can design efficient systems without a
solid understanding of how the hardware works, and how the software best
fits together with the software. If the objective is to learn some
hardware and software then this is probably the best route. When you
have asolid understanding of the MSP430 then move on to a higher level
language if you wish. The hardest language to program in is also likely
to be assembler since you have to work out how to implement functions at
the lowest possible level. When writing in assembler CCS or Kickstart
are easy tools, and there are no size limits.

Al

On 18/12/2013 6:39 AM, w...@yahoo.com wrote:
> Hello Everyone:
>
> I have been around for a while,but have not done much with my
> launchpad. So lets get started, I am a newbee to most of you and that
> is where I will start. I want to do somethings with my Launchpad, so
> I will ask the group what is the best first project to start with and
> then we (or I) can go from there. I am a Ham Radio Operator and have
> some IDEAS, and yes I do know about the other group, but would like to
> start here before I go there. First thing, what is the easiest
> programming software I should use? does it have a large learning
> cruve? I would like something that I can learn at my own pace.
> I did do some assembly langauge in school, but have forgot some of it.
>
> Thanks for all the help.
>
> Brian
>
> W8TFI