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

Robert "Finny" Merrill rfmerrill at berkeley.edu
Mon Apr 15 03:27:34 UTC 2013

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
> 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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