Make a test embedded app in 10 steps, about 5 minutes and blink an LED!!
- If you are using linux like me 🙂 , Update the BOOTLOADER app to version 1.08, you can get it from pemicro. Look for the BOOTUPDATEAPP.SDA. follow the steps in this post to update it.
- Update the firmware applications for the OpenSDA hardware platform from the one you have to the mbed’s .s19 found on mbed’s site, using same method as above.
- Register for an mbed account at mbed
- Open the mbed mounted drive and double-click the MBED.HTM file to open in your favourite browser
- Wonder about the site and learn a few things.
- In case you are as curious as me, click on the compiler link on the top far right of the interface.
- Double click on the default LED_blinker project located on the left of the interface under program workspace->my programs. Have a look at the code.
- It’d be a good thing if your browser is configured to ask you where to keep a file on download at this point. Click on compile and download button or ctl+D.
- When its done compiling online, the save as UI comes up, browse to the mbed removable device and save. The target immediately gets programmed.
- Press reset and smile ;). That is how easy embedded programming has become. Now you can go back to the project, find out how to add more “components” and keep embedding stuff.
Here is a screen-shot: