# How to begin programming with STM32 Discovery

I am a complete beginner to Microcontroller programming. I have a new STM32F4 Discovery board and I am clueless on how to begin with a simple blinking LED program.

I have installed Eclipse with the GNU ARM plugin and now I am wondering what to do next. I have found a few tutorials online but most of them use other IDEs than Eclipse. I am not sure if Eclipse is the best IDE for uC programming. If yes, could someone point me to tutorials for such programming for beginners.

• were you able to run built in demonstration From ST – Umar Jul 9 '15 at 8:30
• The following is stated in the user manual The STM32F4DISCOVERY firmware applications are provided in one single package and supplied in one single zip file. The extraction of the zip file generates one folder, STM32F4-Discovery_FW_VX.Y.Z, but I am unable to find the zip anywhere in this link. Am I looking at the wrong page? @Umar – smyslov Jul 9 '15 at 9:48
• Scroll down to "Related tools and software". – Brian Drummond Jul 9 '15 at 9:59
• Look here stm32f4-discovery.com – user76920 Jul 9 '15 at 14:05