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Building the LaunchScope Oscilloscope.
Just like a bathroom scale or postal scale for weighing things, an oscilloscope helps us measure or see what is going on inside electronic components.
This project from Dangerous Prototypes looks interesting MSP430 Launchpad Oscilloscope.
Check out the LaunchScope article on the HJX MSP430 LaunchPad Blog.
I wondered how expensive the LaunchPad device would be. From this Texas Instruments web site it looks pretty cheap, $4.30. I checked to see if DigiKey sells these items and sure enough they do. Their price is a little higher at $4.35 but it would cost me less in shipping to include this the next time I order parts from them anyway.
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