[Discuss] Who is the OSHWA, members and membership,
jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 13 04:58:33 UTC 2012
Thanks for the tips Andrew, I will think about. I am working on this
libmbus, it is an interface to heat/power metering :
I am stingy about buying new hardware, what I am interested in first
is the low level hardware driver code, device drivers. Linux device
drivers seem to be what is needed, one thing that I noticed about the
code there, is lots of duplication, many of the drivers seem to be
copy and pasted.
FPGA simulators, that sounds like a good idea, cause the FPGA are
really software on the hardware, I have hardware lying around. Old
mobile phones and old cameras,
one thing i have here is a pinnacle usb movie box, it would be nice to
figure out how to get that running on linux.
On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 2:35 AM, Andrew Stone <stone at toastedcircuits.com> wrote:
> Hi Mike software geek,
> I was a SW geek too and now I'm a SW AND HW geek. I'd recommend that you
> not use SW methodologies to learn HW! Buy an arduino, buy some LEDs, blink
> 'em then burn 'em out! Then figure out what you want to do... buy sensors
> or motors to do it. Hook 'em up, burn your fingers as you overheat the
> chips! Read everything you can about them and all the tuts on the Arduino
> forums and personal blogs, write more code. Learn what decoupling
> capacitors do. Switch from an Arduino to raw AVR chips & and breadboard.
> Make a PCB and get it built in china for 20 bucks. Buy an fpga board an
> twist your brain from a sequential mindset to thinking that everything
> happens at once and is ALWAYS (at posedge) happening .
> Once you've really singed your eyebrows, maybe just maybe look into SPICE
> simulators or maybe MyHdl or other FPGA simulators :-).
> On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 2:25 AM, Mike Dupont
> <jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I am also interested in learning about open hardware,
>> I am a software geek and would like to learn more about how run
>> hardware design/simulation tools. Is it possible for example to take a
>> detailed hardware design and use it in a simulator so that it can work
>> like in a virtual machine? can a compiler target a simulated hardware?
>> On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 1:16 AM, Mike Phillips <mostsigbit at yahoo.com>
>> > Greetings,
>> > I would like to spur a discussion on both the technicalities and merits
>> > of
>> > joining the Open Source Hardware Association.
>> > For the technical side, how does one, or how is it envisioned that one
>> > join
>> > the association?
>> > On the side of merits, what is the point(s) of joining the association.
>> > What does the association provide that would be of use to a member?
>> > Does it
>> > promote projects? Does it provide a place or mechanism to collaborate?
>> > Thanks
>> > Mike
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