Here is what we know about the pre-loaded RGB Quick Start application from the instruction leaflet that came pre-loaded with the Tiva Launchpad:
- It controls the LED
- It uses the two buttons that are present on the board
From the LaunchPad Evaluation Kit Manual I see the following pin mapping used by the RGB Quick start application
If you have bought the full kit for the course, you should be having these parts already:
- 3 LEDS (colors don't matter)
- Jumper wires
Here is the circuit: (its better you prepare the circuit before you plug in the USB)
- Connect a jumper wire from Gnd to the ground rail on breadboard ( Black wire in the picture)
- Plug in 3 LEDs to the breadboard with the shorter leg(cathode) to the ground rail and the longer leg (anode) in column "a" or "b" (color of the LED doesn't matter. But if you have bought the kit recommended for the course, you might have one of each color, Red, Green and Yellow.. ( I used 2 reds and an yellow.)
- Connect a jumper wire from PF1 to the column "d" or "e" in the same row where the Red Led's longer leg is plugged in (Red Wire in the picture)
- Connect a jumper wire from PF2 to the column "d" or "e" in the same row where the Green Led's longer leg is plugged in (Green Wire in the picture)
- Connect a jumper wire from PF3 to the column "d" or "e" in the same row where the Blue Led's longer leg is plugged in (Blue Wire in the picture)
If everything goes smooth, you can see that the intensity of the 3 LEDS change in sync with the LEDS that are already on the board.
If you press the buttons you will see the frequency change in the external LEDs also.
For me it was fun to see them working. I can't wait for the course to start to make use of all the features available in this board.