How to start


Hello you, and welcome on PLAY Embedded. If you are reading this, most likely this is the very first time for you here. This small guide will explain you how to better navigate PLAY Embedded, find what you are looking for and interact with Editors to ask support or specific articles.

Approaching STM32 and ChibiOS

A very frequently asked question from our reader is:

What is the best way to learn how to use a STM32 with proficiency?

Our categories

A blog is not the best instrument to provide organised lessons but we are trying to match the needs of our community. So in the last year we have completely re-organised our categories to improve user experience. You can reach categories through the main menu hovering “ARTICLES“.

There are three categories you should keep watching and follow if you are interested in STM32:

  • Basic Knowledge which contains article about embedded systems and programming in general. These articles contains information you most likely will need soon or later.
  • ChibiOS and STM32 which contains an large amount of article related to STM32 and ChibiOS. The aim of this section is to help inexperienced users to getting stared with STM32 using a ready to use IDE for Windows and providing example, exercises and libraries for external peripherals.
  • Advanced Knowledge which contains some articles about specific advanced topics very useful to extend you own knowledge on specific topics.

These sections are continuously extended with new articles often based on user feedback: your interaction could be the driver for a new article (see chapter 3 to understand how to interact with us).

ChibiOS and STM32
A screenshot of the sub-menu ChibiOS and STM32

In case you are new to STM32 or to ChibiOS we have designed a specific path which would help you to getting started with this stuff.


You can notice that the category ChibiOS and STM32 has sub-categories. In a first moment you should concentrate your attention to two categories:

  • Getting Started which contains a series of articles which are meant to be tutorials and should be read in subsequent way.
  • Examples and exercises which contains a series of examples and exercises as integration to our tutorial.

At the moment, we are extending these two sections adding new articles in the Getting started section. The idea is to have at least an article for each peripheral of the STM32 and a related set of examples and exercises.

At the moment the best way to approach this topic is to read articles in that order:

This list is going to be extended with new articles in the next future.

Further notes

Interacting with the staff

There are many way to interact with the staff. The easiest way is by adding a comment to the article you are interested in. Another way is to subscribe our official forum ( which is the best place for start discussions and also the right place to ask new articles or contribute with feedback or error reporting.

If you want to know something about the author you should notice that in the right site of the article there are interesting inside including the author card: hovering it, the card would flip showing interesting link included the link to the author page where you can find a form to get in contact with that specific author.

The author card (front and back side)