Qi-Hardware talks at FISL 12

Werner Almesberger werner at almesberger.net
Thu Jun 23 20:57:24 EDT 2011

Jon Phillips and I will give talks about Qi-Hardware topics at
FISL 12, which starts next Wednesday in Porto Alegre, Brazil:

The dates are according to the (still tentative) schedule:

Thursday June 30 at 13:00: Werner Almesberger,
Making Copyleft Hardware

The spirit of the Free Software revolution has also reached
the more traditional world of hardware, but many challenges
This presentation will review the objectives and constraints
of copyleft hardware, examine their practical implications on
design, tools, and the general workflow, and illustrate how
this works in real life with examples from the Qi-Hardware
project (Ben NanoNote, Ben-WPAN, Milkymist One, and others).

Saturday July 2 at 13:00: Jon Phillips,
Qi Hardware Introduces: The Milkymist One Video Synthesizer

Meet the Milkymist, a project to develop a comprehensive open source
solution for the live synthesis of interactive visual effects for VJs
(video performance artists). It consists of three sub-projects: the
Milkymist One video synthesizer, the Milkymist system-on-chip (SoC)
and the Flickernoise VJ software. Milkymist One is also the first
commercially available open hardware product to feature a SoC
supporting accelerated graphics with open source Verilog design files.
This makes it a platform of choice for hobbyists and researchers
interested in FPGAs.

In addition to demonstrating a real Milkymist One unit at FISL, the
presentation will conclude with an update on the Qi Hardware project,
and how making copyleft hardware in Brazil is a smart business

If you're in the area, don't miss this great opportunity to see all
our famous gadgets in one place ! ;-)

- Werner

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