ProgramLaunchpad

There is a program called Energia, which is very similar to the Arduino IDE. It comes with some useful examples to get you started.

On Windows

USB Driver

Download and unzip the file from http://www.ti.com/tool/stellaris_icdi_drivers. Then open Device Manager from the Control Panel. After plugging in the Launchpad, you should see "In-Circuit Debug Interface" (maybe several of them) under "Other Devices".

  • Right click, select "Properties"
  • Click "Update Driver..."
  • Click "Browse my computer for this driver software"
  • Navigate to where you unzipped the folder above and choose "Next"
  • It should say "Windows has finished installing the driver software for this device: Stellaris ICDI [something something]"
  • Repeat for all "In-Circuit Debug Interface" entries shown
  • Success!

Energia

On http://energia.nu/download/, download and unzip energia-0101E0010-windows.zip.

On Linux

USB Driver

You shouldn't need to install any extra driver. In order to access the device as non-root, however, you'll need to create the file /etc/udev/rules.d/55-ti-usb.rules with the contents

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="1cbe", ATTR{idProduct}=="00fd", MODE="660", GROUP="dialout" 

Add yourself to the group dialout with gpasswd -a $USER dialout, then log out and log back in. Next time you plug in the Launchpad, you should be able to program it without using sudo.

Energia

On http://energia.nu/download/, download energia-0101E0010-linux64.tgz (or energia-0101E0010-linux.tgz if you don't have a 64-bit computer or OS). Untar it somewhere with tar xzf energia-0101E0010-linux64.tgz and run ./energia-0101E0010/energia.