Quick update post, my LaunchPad is here! Can't wait to get home to play around with it! Expect a Getting Started guide soon which will walk you through programming the device, no theory will be covered in that post. A bit of theory will come later.
For anyone who is interested (and speaks German or can use Google Translator), I found a really good website about the MSP430 with some VERY interesting application notes using a VERY cool custom dev board. If anyone can find a place to buy this board, let me know. From what I've read, they are not selling their board. They also have some information on getting an MSP430 up and running on Linux using GCC which might be the best tutorial for doing this. I know there's a few of you from Germany from my Google Analytics report, if anyone knows of any other good resources in other languages, post away! Just so everyone knows though, Google Translator messes up quite a lot with grammar when translating German, so just keep this in mind.
YAY LAUNCHPAD! :-D
Next post coming soon...