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This guide covers installation of Contiki 2.7.

There are basically three way of installing Contiki:

  • Download Instant Contiki [1]
  • Download ContikiOS from Sourceforge repository [2]
  • Clone ContikiOS from Github repository [3]

Installing Contiki using Instant Contiki

This is the easiest way of installing and using ContikiOS. You simply need to download Instant Contiki, which is a virtual machine created with all necessary toolchains and software for Contiki development.

Link to download Instant Contiki: [4]

After downloading Instant Contiki you need also to download either VMWare Player or VirtualBox, if you are using Windows as your host OS. If you use MacOS X you should download VMWare Fusion, instead of VMWare Player.

IMPORTANT: To login in to Instant Contiki: username: user passwork: user

Installing ContikiOS 2.7 from its Sourceforge repository

This method requires an existing installation of a Linux-based operating system. The guide assumes you are using Ubuntu 12.04 but should still be useful for similar versions.

Download from

Unzip the file. For the purposes of this guide, it is assumed that the file is unzipped into /home/user/

Rename the folder from contiki-2.7 to contiki.

Run the following command: apt-get install binutils-msp430 gcc-msp430 msp430-libc msp430mcu mspdebug ant openjdk-7-jdk

Installing ContikiOS from Github repository