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PLAY Embedded is a blog about embedded systems. We created this blog in the 2015 to share our discoveries with enthusiasts all around the world. This blog is largely focused on the usage of free and open source software.

All the content on this website is created in our spare time, and we have no interest in make any money from this. This blog is completely ads free and we love to get in touch with our small but passionate community: any feedback and suggestion is very welcome.

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Testing a WeSU in everyday life

In this article, we will use a WeSU in some daily common scenarios. In this way, we will propose some case of use of wearable device, testing also its mechanical robustness and its sensitivity.

For our tests we will use the remote data capture feature provided by the smartphone app: this is ...

How to switch to the development version of ChibiOS

How to switch to the development version of ChibiOS

First time I started to deal with a software a little bit more complicated than the one used to print “Hello World”, I have encountered some words like “versioning”, “revision”, “diff”, “branch”, “trunk”, “checkout” and I heard about certain software like “svn”, “git”, “mercurial”.

Do you keep ...

A detailed explanation of multithreading in ChibiOS/RT

A further reading about ChibiOS multi-threading

In the article “A close look to ChibiOS demos for STM32” we have briefly explained how multithreading works but in this article we want to discuss more in detail the mechanisms behind ChibiOS/RT. This article is addressed to those developers already experienced with this RTOS.

A single thread ...