This BoosterPack is designed by Lars, a member of the 43oh Forum. You can see his entire build thread at this link. This is a limited run of the boards priced low to gauge interest. Push buttons are not ncluded in this package. Headers can be purchased here at this link.
This is a boosterpack that fits on top of the Launchpad, with a small, low current 96x65 LCD screen and place for 4 tactile buttons and room for an MSP430 microcontroller. This pack is a good component if you want to show text and graphics as part of your project. It can be run while connected to a Launchpad or standalone by soldering on an MSP430 in the space provided. The board also has space for connecting a regulator and 2 servo connectors.
Please Read: You may need to remove the P1.0 jumper that is connected to the LED on the launchpad for the button code to work as expected, since the P1.0 LED may be interpreted as the button being pressed.
The display is an SPI-based Powertip PE9665WRF with the ST7579 controller, drawing approximately 0.2mA current.
The display has backlight, but this is not connected by default. To turn on the backlight, you need to solder on a resistor to the board according to the instructions.
There are open source code examples for IAR and CCS available.
Display data sheet: http://lars.roland.bz/test/PE9
The LCD Button Boosterpack
- Product Code: DEV-MSP-LARS-LCD-BUT-BOOST
- Availability: Out Of Stock