Lars designed and produced these LCD touch and button Boosterpacks for the MSP430. It’s an LCD breakout with 4 tactile buttons or 4 cap buttons, depending on the version. It sits on top of the 430 LaunchPad, but can also function independently if a microcontroller is soldered on.
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. 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.