Programming Microcontrollers

All You Need To Know To Successfully Get Started With Microcontroller Boards

In this section I organized all practical advice for working with microcontroller development boards.

Development boards are great fun - provided they work as expected, and provided you have already set up a smoothly running development environment.

Setting up everything right isn’t trivial: while it’s no rocket science, it’s far from intuitive. You need to know the steps required, and assign the correct settings or else you’ll quickly end up in frustration.

Here are some of the topics I am looking into:

Development Environment

Choosing and setting up an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that you can use to communicate with the development board and write code for it.

Connecting To Development Board

Understanding how a development board is connected to a computer, and what the parts are that participate. It can be simple USB Plug&Play, but it can as well cost you days of investigating and a great deal of hair when the board isn’t recognized by your computer.


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(content created May 20, 2024 - last updated May 22, 2024)