The coolest LaunchPad photos ever - Part 3


Part 3 of the ongoing series (Part 1 | Part 2), 'The Coolest LaunchPad Photos Ever," continues our global journey from Mexico to Canada to Thailand to the USA featuring TI Community Members with TI LaunchPads, BoosterPacks and Sunglasses!

LaunchPad Development Kits have fans around the world from those getting starting learning Texas Instruments to lifelong customers. Their surging popularity gets the sunglass treatment in these photographs which features engineers and LaunchPad fans from around the world showcasing a LaunchPad while wearing sunglasses! Have a favorite LaunchPad photo in these? Let us know in the comments below and note you can now vote for your favorite LaunchPad here in the 2015 TI Community Fan Voting.

Engineer & LaunchPad Fan: Buck
Featuring: MSP432P401R LaunchPad (in a stack of 5) + Educational BoosterPack MKII + desginer Armani for Dog Sunglasses
Where you can find him: When Buck isn't catching Frisbees with gravity defying 200 foot leaps or teaching cortex-M4F MSP432 courses, he can be found destroying  in IoT basketball

In his down time, Buck opts for designing new projects with his Educational BoosterPack MKII and learning C++ over chasing squirrels. His love of LaunchPads comes from his owner and MSP Application Engineer . Buck dreams of attending the Champions League Final in Milan 2016 to cheer on his beloved team, Bayern Munich. Buck would also like to note, "Woof woof woof woof." We aren't entirely sure on translating that but think Buck is meaning he looks so cool in this photograph that they should put it on the cover of GQ Magazine.

Engineer & LaunchPad Fan: 
Featuring: C2000™ Piccolo LaunchPad + Sunglasses
Where you can find her: Active across the TI E2E Community

Andy Soto is currently studying Engineering in Communications and Electronics at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mexico. In working also with the MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad, they've discovered that, "it's a great tool for developing projects, easy to program and it's very easy to carry." They are now looking forward to learning more about it and studying Wi-Fi. Thanks Andy for sending in these two very cool LaunchPad photographs. This marks the first time we've had anyone from Mexico participate. ¡Muchas gracias! Hey  look... another C2000 LaunchPad fan!

Engineer & LaunchPad Fan:
Featuring: MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad + Official TI LaunchPad Sunglasses
Where you can find him: E2E MSP Low-Power Microcontroller Forum

Dennis is normally out of Germany but they took time out of a recent vacation to send us this photograph of themselves wearing official TI LaunchPad sunglasses with the MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad against the stunning backdrop of Grand (King's) palace in Bangkok, Thailand. This marks our first photograph in this series featuring Thailand! Thanks Dennis for this amazingly cool LaunchPad photo! Dennis previously was featured in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. If you haven't already read it, be sure to check out his Guest Blog post on 5 tips for getting quick help on E2E. Dennis Vielen Dank! If Dennis is one of your favorite helpers on E2E, be sure to vote for them here.

Engineer & LaunchPad Fan:  (on the TI LaunchPad team)
Featuring: MSP430FR6989 LaunchPad + Official TI LaunchPad Sunglasses
Where you can find him: A regular fixture at our TI LaunchPad Booth at Maker Faires around the world, Mark can also often be found posting cool LaunchPad projects on Hackster.io here

Mark's latest shared project is "Adding Grove BLE to LaunchPad." His motto is "Ask me about LaunchPad Demos :)" His Educational BoosterPack MKII world tour is about to commence in teaching others on how to get up and started using it. During any breaks he can often be heard finishing songs with, "While her loyal sons are marching, Onward to victory."

Engineer & LaunchPad Fan: 
Featuring: MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad + Sunglasses
Where you can find him: On Twitter at @TSquar3d helping teach others on MSP using Periscope

Currently Trevor is a PhD student at the University of Regina and teach CS 207 - Building Interactive Gadgets who can often be found at his Twitter account running live Periscope training sessions helping others on all things MSP. Stay tuned for a future TI Community Webinar that will feature him! Trevor has a BSc in Physics from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Trevor describes himself as, "... an academic researcher and hacker. My general interests are in 3D-printing, microcontrollers, data visualization, low-power computing, low-temperature computing, simulation, games development, open source software and complex systems."

Have a favorite photo? Let us know in the comments which one it is.

Anyone wanting to participate (including pets) in future editions of this leave a comment below and I will reach out to you.

NEW: TI Community Member  just posted on Hackster.io today several IoT tutorials featuring the SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3200 LaunchPad. Don't miss these exciting and informative IoT tutorials and projects!

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