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Guest Video: OpenTechLab - IcoBoard FPGA Experiments
« on: January 07, 2018, 09:13:31 pm »
In this guest video, Joel from OpenTechLab reviews and experiments with the IcoBoard, which features the Lattice iCE40 FPGA, and firmware synthesis with the Open Source "IceStorm" tool-chain.
icoBOARD is a FPGA based IO board for the RaspberryPi

Show Notes: https://opentechlab.org.uk/videos:013:notes

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Part 2 is on his channel:


 
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Re: Guest Video: OpenTechLab - IcoBoard FPGA Experiments
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 07:58:13 pm »
A nice start to the guest videos concept, although the second video on Joel's site is heavy going in parts. I'm an open source fan myself and the only time MS Windows gets fired up is to run the spectrum analyzer and scope, the rest is Linux Mint.

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Re: Guest Video: OpenTechLab - IcoBoard FPGA Experiments
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 09:22:10 pm »
I love  OpenTechLab videos. The clarity of his his voice, the realization and the way he expresses his thoughts is really good.

I don't know if this is the result of multiple takes and editing or it is natural for him.

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Re: Guest Video: OpenTechLab - IcoBoard FPGA Experiments
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 09:25:25 pm »
Doubled his subscribers in about 24 hours.  That was pretty successful.
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Re: Guest Video: OpenTechLab - IcoBoard FPGA Experiments
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 09:40:40 pm »
I'm a bit surprised that verilog didn't result in an error, when selecting bits from a reg you normally have to do it in the order the reg was declared, adding to the confusion afair no matter what direction you use the left number is always the MSB
 

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Re: Guest Video: OpenTechLab - IcoBoard FPGA Experiments
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 10:54:03 pm »
So much useful information!
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Re: Guest Video: OpenTechLab - IcoBoard FPGA Experiments
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 09:23:55 pm »
I've been also very impressed with OTL video: a clear, well-thought explanation, exposed also with a clear voice.
Once I saw also that the general subject of the channel is small devices and open source, it was 'instant' decision to subscribe.
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Re: Guest Video: OpenTechLab - IcoBoard FPGA Experiments
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2018, 01:30:47 am »
Very cool intro to FPGAs as I've never used one before. Subscribed and looking forward to checking out the earlier vids in the OTL channel.
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Re: Guest Video: OpenTechLab - IcoBoard FPGA Experiments
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2018, 03:03:54 am »
You should mention for those who don't know it that Joel, the videographer is the author of the Sigrok project's great Pulseview logic analyzer tool, which is kind of a biggie for me as its perhaps the single piece of electronics software I use the most.

So, if people want to get the scoop on how to use Sigrok to jump start your electronics know how, OpenTechLab is the place to go.

BTW, Dave himself was a pioneer in the Prometheus-like making of logic analyzers affordable. Somewhere in my stuff I have some Acrobat files I saved from the web way back in the day a VERY long time ago.. More than 20 years ago, back when the web was young..

I went to all the trouble to capture all the plans and as much stuff as I could because it was unique.. an affordable logic analyzer back when they cost a lot more than they cost now..

Dave had designed it.
I think it used programmable logic devices...
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Re: Guest Video: OpenTechLab - IcoBoard FPGA Experiments
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2018, 05:04:17 am »
Oh, I didn't know Joel made Pulseview. I have his video in my queue to watch.

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