Author Topic: dirt cheap microcontroller kit from TI  (Read 8405 times)

armstrom

dirt cheap microcontroller kit from TI
« on: June 25, 2010, 01:10:35 PM »
I just spotted this write-up on hackaday so I thought I would share it here since someone might find it useful. TI just released a new microcontroller dev kit that comes in at a whopping $4.30.. That includes two microcontrollers, a testing/programming board, IDE and programming cable.. Pretty dang cheap. As you would expect the specs of these things are not all that great, but for a simple project they might do the trick... And for the price,  sheesh, why not?? Cheaper than a trip to Starbucks :)

http://hackaday.com/2010/06/22/ti-makes-a-big-bid-for-the-hobby-market/#more-25208

potul

Re: dirt cheap microcontroller kit from TI
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 06:02:13 AM »
Interesting. I will order one to try, if they ever become available again. (they are heavily backordered now)
They seem a good replacement for my PICs. 16 bits, 16 MIPS, for a really cheap price.

Potul

potul

Re: dirt cheap microcontroller kit from TI
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010, 06:44:16 AM »
It's a pitty there is not MSP430 with UART compatible with this development board..... I mainly use uC for MIDI applications....