MarkoeZ, a long time member of the Forums has been hard at work setting up his Pandora to communicate to a MSP430. The cars steering, drive and lights are all controllable through the GUI. A custom shift register board was made control LEDs. The car is serially connected to the Pandora console through a FTDI translator chip.
A Porsche Model Car with an MSP430G2252, movement, speed and (just for fun) shiftregister LEDs controlled over usb Serial by a Pandora Console. With custom written Gui, And Touchscreen, D-Pad and ActionButton drive/program select.
All schematics and code are available in his Forum thread. He plans to make it wireless in the near future and is debating on a bluetooth radio chip. Make sure you cast your vote for this month’s Project of the Month Contest. Also be sure to check out his “A Noobs Introduction To The MSP430 Launchpad” thread which shares a ton of information.