Built a couple of diy TV antennas. One built by a lady on instructables.com (that she borrowed the instructions for from Squidoo) was highly touted. We did not have as much luck with it as the ones we already have. caveat emptor.
The MSP430 from TI would not take any code. ran:
sudo apt-get install mspdebug msp430mcu msp430-libc libgempc430 gcc-msp430 gdb-msp430
Did the permissions thing with making a udev rule.
All was well.(used debian...