Step 2: Insert the MSP430 microcontroller into the breadboard CAUTION: The legs of the chip are very fragile, so take care to position the chip correctly before pushing it all the way in!
Carefully position the MSP430 with pin 1 at E11 and pin 11 at F20. Pins 1 and 11 are at diagonally opposite corners of the chip. Pin 1 is at the end of the chip with the semi-circular notch on the upper surface.
Once all of the MSP430’s legs are sitting into the correct holes on the breadboard, push it down gently but firmly until the black plastic body of the chip is lying flat against the white plastic of the breadboard.