Wait... 5 of the coolest LaunchPad photos ever? That is highly subjective isn't it! Regardless of where you rank these photographs of engineers holding LaunchPads while wearing sunglasses, we can say we find each one very cool. 800,000 LaunchPad Development Kits have shipped worldwide in its 5 year history and each day the LaunchPad Community continues to grow and create new fans.
In part 1 we had 4 engineers show off their LaunchPads while wearing sunglasses and now we return for part 2! This time we have 5 engineers participating in the TI Community activity of showing off their LaunchPads while wearing sunglasses. Who knew TI Community activities could be this much fun!?!
Engineer & LaunchPad Fan: Dennis EichmannFeaturing: MSP432P401R LaunchPad + Sensor Hub BoosterPack + Official LaunchPad sunglassesWhere you can find him: E2E MSP Low-Power Microcontroller Forum
Dennis Eichmann (who also participate in part 1) showcases not only a LaunchPad but also a Sensor Hub BoosterPack in front of the famous Rhine Tower (Rheinturm) in Düsseldorf, Germany. All the while wearing official LaunchPad sunglasses! Dennis is a award-winning TI Community Member, E2E MVP and ordinary guy from Ratingen (near Dusseldorf) in Germany. He recently wrote the informative TI Community Blog post on, "5 tips for getting quick help on E2E." Dennis can next been seen participating in the "Craziest 'Stache" TI Community Blog post that will debut on Tuesday, July 28th.
Engineer & LaunchPad Fan: LukaszFeaturing: MSP430FR6989 LaunchPadWhere you can find him: Elektronika Praktyczna, mikrokontroler.pl, Elektronika Praktyczna MSP430 Forum & the E2E MSP Low-Power Microcontroller Forum
You might recall award-winning TI Community Member and LaunchPad Fan Lukasz from being recognized with the Community Highlight award in May 2015. Like all the TI Community Members and LaunchPad Fans here, Lukasz has a large and diverse collection of LaunchPads! Shown below with one of the LaunchPads from his collection in the MSP430FR6989 LaunchPad in Poland. Lukasz regularly covers the world of LaunchPads across multiple publications and media in Elektronika Praktyczna and mikrokontroler.pl.
Engineer & LaunchPad Fan: Gautam IyerFeaturing: C2000 Delfino F28377S LaunchPadWhere you can find him: E2E C2000 32-bit Microcontrollers & Code Composer Studio Forums and judging at the TI Innovation Challenge (TIIC) India Design Contest
Based out of Bangalore, India, award-winning TI Community Member and LaunchPad Fan Gautam Iyer is currently working on a book on C2000. Gautam was the Overall TI E2E Community Member of the Year for 2014. Of late he has created an in-depth getting started thread on the new C2000 Delfino F28377S LaunchPad, met The Missile Man of India and was featured in a TI Community profile Blog post. Like everyone featured here, Gautam has a huge passion for helping others and has been instrumental in growing the TI C2000 Community.
Engineer & LaunchPad Fan: Glenn VassalloFeaturing: MSP432P401R LaunchPadWhere you can find him: E2E SimpleLink™ WiFi CC31xx/CC32xx Forum, 43oh, Github, Twitter, Sydney IoE (Internet of Everything) Meetup Group and YouTube
Award-winning TI Community Member and LaunchPad Fan Glenn Vassallo (also featured in part 1) recently shared his "RGB Intelligent Lighting Project" on 43oh that features the TM4C LaunchPad and the SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3100 BoosterPack which also serves as the back drop in this photo of him holding a MSP432P401R LaunchPad. When he's not posting projects and helping others on the SimpleLink™ WiFi CC31xx/CC32xx Forum, he's also sharing code, tweeting, working on his TI LaunchPads and Microsoft Azure IoT Solutions and helping to organize the Sydney IoE (Internet of Everything) Meetup Group. In 2014, Glenn was awarded the Code Composer Studio Champion and E2E Rising Star annual awards.
Engineer & LaunchPad Fan: Pablo LopezFeaturing: Hercules RM57L LaunchPadWhere you can find him: Launch Your Design Projects, E2E MSP Low-Power Microcontroller Forum & Msp430 Ingenieria USAC
Pablo Lopez a TI Community Member and LaunchPad Fan from Guatemala is holding the new Hercules RM57L LaunchPad while wearing sunglasses. Most recently Pablo was featured in the inaugural TI Community Weekly under the section "Hello from." In addition to helping on several E2E Forums like the MSP Low-Power Microcontroller Forum, Pablo has also submitted several projects to Launch Your Designs including: Inverted Pendulum with control fuzzy logic, Robotic Arm With Motion Memory and Proyecto LwIP Mínimo para el TMS507LC43 / RM57L843 LaunchPad.
Have a favorite photo? Let us know in the comments below. We are also now seeking entries for part 3 (all that's needed is your photo with a LaunchPad and/or BoosterPack while wearing sunglasses). Be sure to also leave a comment below on which photo above was your favorite in part 2.
Speaking of sunglasses and LaunchPads, the LaunchPad team will be at the upcoming Maker Faire Rome. If you're attending be sure to let us know (in the comments below).
Don't miss part 1 and be sure to read "Five years of LaunchPad" and "Back at it: Power Racing at Maker Faire part two" from Trey German289. The Amp Hour Electronics Podcast with Trey is a recommended listen on "An Interview with Trey German – Launchpad Laden Lodesman."
You might also like this C2000 Delfino LaunchPad Introduction video from AdrianFer & Trey German289
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From TI LaunchPad team member Mark Easley comes this exciting LaunchPad related contest news:
"There is a website called Hackster where we are starting to share many of our projects. It's a very nice looking platform and they make it easy to import your existing content like instructables, blogs, videos, etc., so it doesn't involve too much effort to link to older project materials that you have already made. For any of you that have LaunchPad projects, I would encourage you to post them to: https://www.hackster.io/ti-launchpad/projects
If you click the "Follow TI LaunchPad" blue button on the right you can enter an e-mail and create an account.
Also, there is the popular blog called Hackaday. They are hosting a contest co-sponsored by TI: https://hackaday.io/prize
There is still a few weeks left to submit a project and the prize between a trip to space or almost $200,000 USD in cash is excellent.
We appreciate your efforts and sharing your progress back with the TI Community."
can i participate in the coolest LaunchPad photos part 3?, and how can i participate?
Andy, I will reach out to you with more details.
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