Recently I realized most of my projects were all Arduino-based.  There are lots of other prototyping platforms available in the market, and the TI LaunchPad, based on the MSP430 is one of them.  In fact, I have had one of these boards sitting in my box of stuff ever since they came out.  At $5, they because an impulse purchase when I was buying some other stuff. So, I dusted off the original box and…