Thursday, May 2, 2013

How to Modify an MSP430 LaunchPad so it will work with both Breadboards and BoosterPacks

We have discovered an even simpler solution to the issues that some people have had with the decision to install male headers on the MSP430 Launchpad than the solution we documented in our previous tutorial. The new solution is much easier and faster, since it completely eliminates desoldering the male headers from the LaunchPad board.

Not that the old tutorial was difficult by any means, since it was based on a really clever trick for removing soldered components, but the new tutorial shows an even nicer solution that can be done in 2 minutes or less, and essentially costs nothing!

Click here if you would like to see the original tutorial and learn how to remove the male headers quickly and easily so they can be replaced with female headers.
The best part about the new method is that when completed, your MSP430 LaunchPad will be compatible with both Breadboards and BoosterPacks!
Click on the link below to check out the new MSP430 LaunchPad Tutorial, which we have named the "Horizontal Stabilizer" modification, which is a tribute to the Rocketry/Aeronautical naming theme that TI has been using for the MSP430 LaunchPad family of products.

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