GPIO Lab Assignment


Gain experience doing the following:

  1. Manipulating a registers in order to access and control physical pins
  2. Use implemented driver to sense input signals and control LEDs.



Test your knowledge by doing the following:

Part 0. Basic GPIO Driver to blink an onboard LED

int main() 
  // 1) Find and choose an onboard LED to manipluate.
  // 2) Use the schematic to figure out which pin it is connected to
  // 3) Use FIODIR to set that pin as an output
  while (true)
    // 4) use FIOCLR to set the pin LOW, turning ON the LED
    LOG_INFO("Turning LED ON!");
    Delay(500);  // Delay in milliseconds
    // 5) use FIOSET to set the pin HIGH, turning OFF the LED
    LOG_INFO("Turning LED OFF!");
  return 0;

Part 1. Implement the LabGPIO Driver

Using the following class template

  1. Implement ALL class methods.
  2. All methods must function work as expected of their method name.
  3. Must be able to handle pins in port 0, 1, and 2.
#pragma once 

#include <cstdint>
class LabGPIO
  enum class Direction : uint8_t
    kInput  = 0,
    kOutput = 1
  enum class State : uint8_t
    kLow  = 0,
    kHigh = 1
  /// You should not modify any hardware registers at this point
  /// You should store the port and pin using the constructor.
  /// @param port - port number between 0 and 5
  /// @param pin - pin number between 0 and 32
  constexpr LabGPIO(uint8_t port, uint8_t pin);
  /// Sets this GPIO as an input
  void SetAsInput();
  /// Sets this GPIO as an output
  void SetAsOutput();
  /// Sets this GPIO as an input
  /// @param output - true => output, false => set pin to input
  void SetDirection(Direction direction);
  /// Set voltage of pin to HIGH
  void SetHigh();
  /// Set voltage of pin to LOW 
  void SetLow();
  /// Set pin state to high or low depending on the input state parameter.
  /// Has no effect if the pin is set as "input".
  /// @param state - State::kHigh => set pin high, State::kLow => set pin low
  void set(State state);
  /// Should return the state of the pin (input or output, doesn't matter)
  /// @return level of pin high => true, low => false
  State Read();
  /// Should return the state of the pin (input or output, doesn't matter)
  /// @return level of pin high => true, low => false
  bool ReadBool();
  /// port, pin and any other variables should be placed here.
  /// NOTE: Pin state should NEVER be cached! Always check the hardware
  ///       registers for the actual value of the pin.

Part 2. Use Driver for an application

The application is to use all 4 internal buttons to control the on board LEDs above them.

int main(void)
  LabGpio button0(?, ?);
  LabGpio led0(?, ?);
  // Initialize button and led here

    // Logic to read if button has been RELEASED and if so, TOGGLE LED state;
  return 0;

You MUST NOT use any pre-existing library such as a GPIO class for this assignment. 

You MAY USE LPC40xx.h as it is not a library but a list of registers mapped to the appropriate locations. 

The code must read from the internal button. If a button is RELEASED, toggle the state of the LED.


Upload only relevant source files into canvas. A good example is: main.cpp, LabGPIO.hpp, LabGPIO.cpp. See Canvas for rubric and grade breakdown.

Extra Credit

Add a flashy easter egg feature to your assignment, with your new found LED and switch powers! The extra credit is subject to the instructor's, ISA's and TA's discretion about what is worth the extra credit.

Consider using additional switches and/or LEDs.

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Created 1 year ago by Khalil Estell
Updated 1 year ago by Khalil Estell