Monday, February 28, 2011

Tiki Gods appeased: Hello World

Last Time I attempted to please the Tiki Gods* and get hello world running,  it failed. That's due to the videos I was following were just generic instructions on how to use Code Composer Studio.

This time however I used the TI labs tutorials for students. The tutorials are really good and come in a PDF, PowerPoint and Word document. There are also videos which correlate to the previously mentioned documents.

The 2nd Lab (Lab 1 goes over installing Code Composer and plugging in the device) goes over running the code for the temperature program. It shows you how to create new projects and how to properly load the code onto the MPS430. With micro processors a flashing LED is the equivalent of a Hello World application since they don't usually come with LCD screens or any other form of output.

Analysis of code and videos to come soon.

*I have blatantly stolen the "Pleasing the Tiki Gods" reference from Beginning iPhone 4 Development: Exploring the iOS SDK which I've been using at work.