I was just asked a great question in response to my YouTube clip of the Time Lord demo: "Will the programmed micro work without the launchpad kit?". I was just going write a quick 'yes' in return since my next project revolves around that ability.
Yet as I hovered over the 'Post' button I realised this was merely an assumption; I had never tested it for myself. So I pulled out some jumper wires and quickly connected the Time Lord chip to a single LED and a battery pack as a quick proof of concept.
I was briefly stumped when the LED remained dark. I double checked all the connections but found no shorts or faults. Using a voltmeter I probed the LaunchPad board's DIP socket and quickly discovered my problem, the RST pin on the LaunchPad was being supplied with current!
I did some Googling and confirmed the microcontroller is held in the reset state while the RST pin is low. After adding a wire between RST and the postive battery terminal the LED came to life as expected.
The final jumper wire connections were as follows:
Red - Positive battery terminal to MSP pin 1
White - MSP pin 2 to LED anode
Green - LED cathode to negative battery terminal
Yellow - Positive battery terminal to MSP pin 10
Black - MSP pin 14 to negative battery terminal