ker2x Posted September 21, 2013 Report Share Posted September 21, 2013 Friendly greetings \o/I'm ker2x, keru, kerunix, 35yo, Toulouse, France. (My french is somewhat better than my english.)I started to mess with computer 30 years ago and now i'm an experienced system adminsitrator (well, mostly linux administrator now). I'm interested in fpga since a loooooooong time, reading stuff about it here and there but : vendor evaluation boards are expeeensiiiiiive (omg!)i can't do any soldering (really, i can't, seriously)sometime you find not-so-expensive board but the shipping cost is the not-so-hidden cost.some vendors have cool stuff but : no price (they say "low-cost") and when you manage to get a contact you understand that they don't want to sell to individuals (because individuals don't buy consulting services, probably) Well, since a i started 30y ago, i obviously met the demoscene and i'm addicted to chiptunes Earlier this week i saw this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqSvkNjWnnQ(abusing the lissajous mode of an oscilloscope)And, yesterday, i saw this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob8jZyfnujM (Oooooooo ==)1h later the papilio was ordered, with an audio wing (shipping to france will take some time). I'd like to share with you a collection of ressource that help me to understand fpga, code, computer, electronics, algorithms, ...everything you need to create your own operating system : http://wiki.osdev.org/Expanded_Main_Pageinterrupts : http://wiki.osdev.org/Interrupts & http://wiki.osdev.org/PIC (specific to PC architecture, but usefull)VGA (still PC specific, still usefull) : http://wiki.osdev.org/VGA_Resources(MIT free book) Structure and interpretation of computer programs : http://mitpress.mit.edu/sicp/full-text/book/book-Z-H-4.html#%_toc_start15 sorting algorithms in 6 minutes (because it's fun) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPRA0W1kECgBit hacks (MIT course) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc9DDSbf0NQ <- wow !a MUST-HAVE book if you had to buy only one (seriously!) : http://www.nand2tetris.org/book.php (also available in kindle format)Free Range FPGA (of course) : http://www.freerangefactory.org/site/pmwiki.php/Main/BooksIntro to spartan FPGA book (obviously) : http://forum.gadgetfactory.net/index.php?/page/articles.html/_/papilio/logicstart-megawing/intro-to-spartan-fpga-ebook-r34Inside the machine (because it cover different CPU architecture) : http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Machine-Introduction-Microprocessors-Architecture/dp/1593271042Open IP Core (can be usefull, lot of free VHDL) : http://opencores.org/SID \o/ : https://github.com/alvieboy/ZPUino-HDL/tree/master/zpu/hdl/zpuino/contrib/NetSIDhackaday (please don't tell me you never heard about it) : http://hackaday.com/reddit FPGA : http://www.reddit.com/r/fpga/fpga4fun : http://www.fpga4fun.com/ I'm probably missing tons of ressources, but they are the one i remember enjoying.There is one more link i'd like to add : http://www.fractalforums.com/ this is where we invent new fractals.Lots of crazy dude (and dudette), including myself, hopelessly addicted to complex numbers. One of my long term project with FPGA is to create a complex-number co-processor or, even better, a full software CPU optimized for fractal generation. (well ? perhaps i can hack the ZPUino ? Mmmm). *hugs* Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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