ACTION: How Do I Get Started?

Mark M. Budnik
A free video tutorial from Mark M. Budnik
Brandt Professor of Engineering, Valparaiso University
4.6 instructor rating • 22 courses • 57,037 students

Lecture description

Students will create their first programs, download them to their Texas Instruments Launchpad Development Kits, and watch them run.

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Microcontrollers and the C Programming Language (MSP430)

Create C programs for a microcontroller using inputs/outputs, timers, analog-to-digital converters, comm ports, and LCD.

01:45:27 of on-demand video • Updated May 2020

  • Program microcontrollers with the C programming language.
  • Use timer peripherals
  • Use communication peripherals
  • Use analog-to-digital converter peripherals
  • Use a liquid crystal display (LCD)
  • Use the MSP430 to develop embedded systems
English [Auto] Now that you have the necessary background it is time to get started. The PDAF handout located in the supplemental Resources tab will guide you through all the steps necessary to write your first program and get it running on a microcontroller. Don't forget you'll need to download the Texas Instruments code composer studio Integrated Development Environment software. You also need to have the course lab kit featuring the Texas Instruments MSP 430 f r 69 89 launch pad details for downloading code studio and ordering your lab kit are found in the handout. If you have questions as you're working your way through the handout please let us know. We are here to help.