The Embedded Working Group Newsletter - 5


This is the fifth bi-weekly newsletter of the Embedded WG where we highlight new progress, celebrate cool projects, thank the community, and advertise projects that need help!

If you want to mention something in the next newsletter, make sure to leave a comment on the issue.


  • We had a bonus Embedded-WG Newsletter this week about the path forward towards stable Embedded Rust, and what you can do as a crate maintainer to help with the effort!
  • The Tock-OS project posted about their MMIO Registers, contrasting them to crates generated by svd2rust
  • There were a couple of great posts about developing with Rust on Embedded targets from 219 Design and nercury
  • If Game Boy Advance development with Rust sounds interesting to you, make sure you check out the rusty-TONC and stdgba projects

Embedded Projects

If you have an embedded project or blog post you would like to have featured in the Embedded WG Newsletter, make sure to mention it on the tracking issue for the next newsletter, we would love to show it off!

embedded-hal Ecosystem Crates

As part of the Weekly Driver Initiative, crates that are part of the embedded-hal ecosystem are now tracked in the Awesome Embedded Rust repository. Here is a current snapshot of what is available there:

Type Status Count
Device Crates released 12
HAL Impl Crates released 10
Board Support Crates released 6
Driver Crates Released released 9
Driver Crates WIP WIP 29

Help Wanted

  • Make sure to check out the path forward post, and report any issues you find!
  • Raspberry Fields is a festival of digital making, centered around the Raspberry Pi. It’s taking place on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July, in Cambridge, England. theJPster would love to set up a Rust stall, to talk to everyone about the advantages Rust offers and how they can get in to Rust on the Raspberry Pi. But to make that work, he needs your help! If you’re interested, contact @therealjpster on Twitter or email
  • Some members of the embedded WG will attend the RustFest impl days in two weeks. If you want to make Rust awesome for embedded development come help us! We have tasks with mentors and some hardware to give away!. Let us know if you are interested in helping out by leaving a comment on that issue.


:0 I got a thing in the newsletter! Or my long lost cousin did anyway. Can you correct my name to James Waples please? :slight_smile:


@jamwaffles whoops! Sorry about that, I’ve fixed it “upstream” here, @japaric could you please edit your post?