[Noisebridge-discuss] Interest check: HDL/FPGA for noobs class?

Nicholas Granado ngranado at gmail.com
Mon Apr 15 04:29:35 UTC 2013


I'd be down too.

On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 8:27 PM, Robert "Finny" Merrill
<rfmerrill at berkeley.edu> wrote:
> Xilinx ISE definitely exists for linux but I've not tried installing it.
> Altera Quartus works on linux but requires some tweaking if you're not using
> one of the two distributions they support.
>
> Um... I'm definitely down to do this but I don't know how soon. I'm
> finishing up my last semester of university, would it be okay if it doesn't
> happen until late may or do people want it earlier than that?
>
>
> On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 11:29 AM, Henner Zeller <h.zeller at acm.org> wrote:
>>
>> Coming back to this thread.
>> Should we get something organized ? Seems at least a handful of people
>> might be interested.
>>
>> I think the most important thing for many of us, is that the environment
>> will be running on Linux - but from what I can tell, Altera and Xilinx both
>> have products that run on Linux (Finny, can you confirm?). So at this point
>> it doesn't really matter 'what' product to use  but at least
>> something to get started.
>>
>> Since Finny will be giving the introduction, I just ordered the board he
>> mentioned earlier in this thread:
>>
>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/251215580947?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
>>
>> Just searching for
>> EP2C5T144 ALTERA
>> on ebay brings a lot of the same development boards in the order of $20 -
>> $25 - they don't come with a USB JTAG interface, but I guess these can be
>> shared between people.
>>
>> -h
>>
>>
>>
>> On 2 April 2013 18:56, Robert "Finny" Merrill <rfmerrill at berkeley.edu>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 5:28 PM, Henner Zeller <h.zeller at acm.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> - I personally like to have something to generate some frame-buffer
>>>> PWMed to a LED board ( what I do here in software on non-realtime Linux RPi
>>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FCyhuT7fIE ). Ben Kochie and I were thinking
>>>> about assembling a bigger board for Noisebridge.
>>>
>>>
>>> I actually JUST built literally the exact same thing, but 48x24 with
>>> wider spacing between the LEDs :D
>>>
>>> video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiJQ8YF3ydc
>>> code: https://github.com/rfmerrill/krackrainbow
>>>
>>> I'd love to assist in the creation of a bigger/denser one for
>>> noisebridge!
>>>
>>
>
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