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Multi-Year Z80 Build

Posted by: Dave Vandenbout in Blog Post 2 years, 9 months ago

Let's face it: a lot of us buy dev boards but never get around to doing anything with them. We have the attention span of gnats. But not Roger Milne! He's been on a three-year mission to build a Z80 computer in his spare time. And he did it! Take a look at the block diagram for his home build: <<more...>>

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Terminal Velocity!

Posted by: Dave Vandenbout in Blog Post 2 years, 10 months ago

Terminal communication with an application. With processor-based systems, many of us like the simplicity and flexibility of communicating with our software applications through a terminal (like PuTTY). <<more...>>

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Extending the ZPUino

Posted by: Dave Vandenbout in Blog Post 2 years, 10 months ago

In previous posts, I've introduced the ZPUino softcore processor and shown how to build the base instance for an FPGA. But the real advantage of the ZPUino is being able to extend it by attaching new peripherals to the core processor in the VHDL description. The best way to learn something is by doing it, so in this post I'll show how to integrate a simple RGB LED driver peripheral into the ZPUino. <<more...>>

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ESP8266: Reflash Dance!

Posted by: Dave Vandenbout in Blog Post 2 years, 11 months ago

It's been a while since I connected my ESP8266 board to a ZPUino soft processor running in a XuLA2 board. I thought I would update the firmware on the ESP8266 to the latest version and see if it still worked. <<more...>>

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New US Distributor!

Posted by: Dave Vandenbout in Announcements 2 years, 11 months ago

As of now, you can buy the XuLA2-LX9 board in the HACKADAY General Store! As for the rest of our product line, well, you'll just have to deal with us. <<more...>>

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