COLL 142 - Week 00

Introductions, Syllabus, and Compatibility

Salvatore "Sal" Testa /@saltesta14

Who are these guys?



Who are you?

  • name
  • college
  • year
  • major
  • favorite drink/beverage (not water)

What are the goals of this class?

This class aims to ...

  • introduce the tools.
  • get your hands dirty.
  • pique your interest.


(also available on Owlspace)

What is open-source, and why is it cool?


"denoting software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified."

According to the Oxford Dictionary
Pay attention to what type of license the software is under.

Where are we?


everything TBD

Launch Party

Friday 8PM

I'm getting bored.

Today's agenda:

Download Processing

Turn the blue circle into a green box.

void setup() 
  size(500, 360);

void draw() 
  fill(0, 0, 255); // red, green, blue on a scale 0-255
  ellipse(100, 200, 100, 100);

Download Energia

Demonstrate that you can make a light on an MSP430 blink.

Pay $30

Let's get started.