Happy Friday, gadgetheads! We’ve got an audio treat for you today, from last week’s industry event Design West Expo 2013 in San Jose. Our founder and CEO Jack Gassett gave his first presentation ever, on Designing an Open Source Arduino/FPGA Development Board. There were lots of people at the show that we recognized from the forums and website, and it was a pleasure to finally get to put names to faces. It was great to meet you guys, so many thanks to everyone that showed up and introduced themselves!
The photo above shows Jack (left) hanging out with Raspberry Pi’s Gert van Loo (right) at the expo. Gert designed the original alpha hardware that the Raspberry Pi Model B is based on, as well as the new Gertboard. If you look closely, you’ll see (appropriately enough) Jack’s pin that says “I <3 FPGAs,” and Gert’s pin which reads “I <3 Raspberry Pi.” Lulz and good times!
We also wound up meeting the boys behind the BeagleBone – they gave us a BeagleBone Black to check out! We will be making a post to the blog about it in the next couple of days, so keep it here on this channel!
On to the substance. We inexplicably didn’t come up with any video from the show, but we do have an audio capture from Jack’s presentation (thankfully!) that you can get at the link below… so take it with you and listen to it podcast-style! We also have a link to download the Powerpoint presentation from the show.
Jack’s seminar, Designing an Open Source Arduino/FPGA Development Board covers everything from the story of the Papilio hardware’s development, to the AVR8 and ZPUino Soft Processors, to some great info on the Papilio System on Chip (Schematic Editor). Awesome show, Jack!
Powerpoint presentation – Powerpoint and Word
We’d like to thank everyone that showed up to rock Design West with us, and everyone who is a part of the Gadget Factory community. We couldn’t have gotten anywhere without you!