SAKC board

Bas Wijnen wijnen at
Sat Jan 16 02:49:12 EST 2010


On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 12:57:14AM -0500, Wolfgang Spraul wrote:
> The main goal is to provide an interface to the real world for NanoNotes,
> "allowing applications in robotics, data acquisition, etc." as Carlos said.
> Another goal is that we hope to make the cheapest FPGA development board
> in the world.
> What do you think?

I think this is extremely useful for people like me.  As a hobby
project, I could make use of such a board.  As a physics teacher, I
could use it to do experiments in the classroom.

In fact, if the marketing is done right (and that includes usable
out-of-the-box software), I think education could be a big market for
such a board, if it's not too expensive.  A huge bonus would be if
current sensors could be attached to the board (shouldn't be hard).  The
current solutions are all very closed ("press this button and then look
at this number"), and I know I'm not the only teacher who thinks that's
against the spirit of education.

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