Rust userland library for Tock
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Rust userland library for Tock (WIP)

Tested with tock a3b36d5872315ff05ef5ad34ed9453b0789218ce.

Getting Started

This project is nascent and still under heavy development, but first steps:

  1. Ensure you have rustup installed.

  2. Clone the repository.

    git clone
    cd libtock-rs
  3. Install elf2tab.

    cargo install -f elf2tab --version 0.3.0
  4. Add dependencies for cross-compilation.

    rustup target add thumbv7em-none-eabi
  5. Use the run_example script to compile and run the example app you want to use:

    ./ blink

    This should work if you are using the nRF52-DK platform. For other platforms, you will end up with a TAB file in target/tab that you can program onto your Tock board (e.g. with tockloader install target/tab/

Using libtock-rs

The easiest way to start using libtock-rs is adding an example to the examples folder. The boiler plate code you would write is


extern crate tock;

fn main() {
  // Your code

If you want to use heap based allocation you will have to add

extern crate alloc;

to the preamble.

To run on the code on your board you can use

./ <your app>

This script does the following steps for you:

  • cross-compile your program
  • create a TAB (tock application bundle)
  • if you have a nRF52-DK board connected: flash this TAB to your board (using tockloader)


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Unless you explicitly state otherwise, any contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion in the work by you, as defined in the Apache-2.0 license, shall be dual licensed as above, without any additional terms or conditions.