30 Minutes to Start on ARM(No books, No Installation, No CD)
The BoxContains just the1. A 2 inch X 1 inch sizembed board with few ics.four leds in a row, oneswitch and one more led.2. usb cable3. some documentsI scrapped the documentsas I was informed by mysupervisor not to worryabout them
Connect the mbed board to PCConnection is as simple asconnecting pen driver or amobile phone.One end of cable goes to PCand other end to mbed board.No possibility of wrongconnections.This device create a storagelike a pen drive with a singlefile MBED.HTM
Click on MBED.HTMThis opened the file inmy browser and asked forSign UP or Log In.I followed the instruction toregister my mbed board andcreated a user name andpassword.Next time I login simply byentering the user name andpassword.
Screen After LoginAfter the successful login, I got the following screen. Did notread much and just clicked on the compiler
IDE ScreenI got a screen like most of the other compilers, with threewindows, workspace, compiler output and a blank window andfew menu items like NEW, IMPORT and WORKSPACE.
My First ProgramI clicked on new, a window opened up asking for programname. Entered name and clicked on OKFirst simple program was on the screen as main.cpp
Compiling and saving the programAfter clicking on COMPILE icon, a window opened up asking tosave the file. I clicked on SAVE FILE and as per mysupervisors instruction, and then copied it in MBED drive(remember MBED create a icon like pen drive)
Now the time to executeNow the MBED drive has two files.One MBED.HTM and second is the bin files, compiled andsaved in mbed board.Just pressed the switch of MBED board and LED startedblinking.
My First program written by meMy actual first program was extension of original program andall four LEDS glow one by one. You can easily understandthis program.
I am so excited First program on ARM without even installing any software on my PC and without reading any book of ARM. Neha Palriwal B Tech ECE - 4th year (Class of 2012) Banasthali University Rajasthan Email : email@example.com
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