Step 1: Introducing the breadboard
Step 2: Insert chips into breadboard
Step 3: Distributing power around the circuit
Step 4: Adding an indicator LED to the circuit
In this step, we’re adding a light emitting diode (LED) to the circuit. This is really just here to provide a little light that the microcontroller can switch on and off.
Step 5: Adding the motor control wires to the circuit
Step 6: Connecting the colour sensor and motors
Step 7: Connecting the Launchpad to the circuit
Step 8: Program the microcontroller
Before we power up the robot and see the motors turning, we need to program the microcontroller. Go to the programming page now to learn about programming the MSP430, then return here when you’re ready to connect the batteries.