Regarding RIOT OS

Hello Team,

I am Hari, pursuing my masters degree, Currently I am engaged with Wireless sensor network project in which I am planning to port RTOS into my device.

I am having few queries regarding RIOT-OS,which I want you people to help me out.


  1. Recently I have gone through one of your Scientific Paper "RIOT OS: Towards an OS for the Internet of Things,"which was impressive,in that paper RIOT was compared with other RTOS, my question is there is any implementation proof for your OS.

  2. I want to know the details about the basic things that an evaluation board should have in order to support RIOT-OS.

  3. Can you provide me some documents that explains the complete procedures involved in porting the RIOT-OS into a evaluation board.

  4. Most probably I will be developing my own kernel that interface my device and Contiki-OS,can you help me in this phase byproviding tips,ideas or documents

  5. For Example, If you consider Contiki-OS there is one company called YANZI Networks they are developing their products based on Contiki-OS likewise can you provide me some of RIOT-OS based companies.

Hi Hari,

welcome to RIOT!

for a porting guide, please refer to It’s not entirely up to date, but it gives a start, if you have specific question after that, come back to us on this mailing list.

To have a rough idea of what boards can be supported by RIOT, take a look at the currently supported hardware (look in particular at MCUs and RAM/flash constraints):

And to start playing with RIOT, just follow the initial steps indicated over there:

What kind of hardware do you plan to use? What is your project about more specifically?