I’ve chosen to use 43oh as the base for the discussion forum for Inventortown. If you want to ask for help, suggest features or come with general feedback, that is probably the best place to do it. 43oh is a good site for looking at different MSP430 Launchpad projects. You can of course post comments here or email me if you prefer.
The www.inventortown.com site is a service I have made which will contain multiple tools for developers and inventors. The first tool is an online editor for MSP430 value line firmware. You can edit the source code inside the web browser, and press a link to download the compiled binary firmware to your computer. Upload this firmware to your MSP430 value line Launchpad board for testing and development.
This editor is simpler than an installed development environment like CCS or IAR, but does not (yet) allow for debugging and similar advanced features. The editor is based on the Editarea component and MSPGCC. You have to install a small component that uploads the firmware to your device, but this is quite simple compared to learning an advanced development environment like IAR.
The service is still in beta and will be updated a lot in the future. If you try it, please keep local backups of important source files.Â I plan to add various social and opensource sharing features. If you have suggestions or comments, please post below.
The Inventortown firmware editor is free-of-charge to use, but will initially only be for open source code (although there is a feature to mark your project as ‘closed’, which will prevent sharing.)