Build mbed based project using PlatformIO: any host OS, you don't need to install SDK, toolchains or etc.

21 Mar 2015

Dear friends,

I have a great news. PlatformIO 1.2 has been released a few hours with full support for mbed framework and more then 40+ mbed supported boards.

PlatformIO in a nutshell


  • With PlatformIO you don't need to install any additional software, IDE, SDK, compile tool-chains or etc.
  • You select development platforms, boards, frameworks, then PlatformIO is responsible to build your project using single source code under different host OS: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux 32/64 + ARM, even credit-card sized PC (Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, CubieBoard)
  • PlatformIO has the same behaviour in the different host OS. It allows your team to use favourite OS, IDE or other instruments

Project examples

See mbed examples on GitHub

Here is nice Getting Started page.


P.S: If you have any questions/propositions, don't hesitate to ask me.

21 Mar 2015

Thank you for this ... I now have no excuses for not getting to understand Scons better and dig even deeper into mbed.

21 Mar 2015

Yep, we like SCons :) The source code of PlatformIO builder is located here and script for mbed framework here.

26 May 2015

Ivan, thank you for your good news but I want to move my project to mbed and can't find BeagleBone Platform.

20 Jul 2016

Hi Ivan I can compile the blink example for the SAMD21_XPRO but cannot upload How can I do that ? I guess I have to use the debug port ? Thanks

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