Category Archives: Open Hardware

800×600 Video Output for Small Systems

The Mesa-Video is a low cost, low power, small open source hardware/software solution for providing graphics from embedded projects. It is, basically, a graphics card with an UART interface. The graphics card side of the solution can display text and … Continue reading

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MEGA65 – a modern 8-bit system

Paul Gardner-Stephen¬†and MEGA, museum of electronic games and art, just announced the MEGA65. It is a modern day 8-bit computer. It is compatible enough with the C64 to run old ROMs and programs, while it supports modern interfaces such as … Continue reading

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CANtact – hackable CAN interface

The CANtact, by¬†Eric Evenchick, is an open source car tool. It lets you connect to your car and interact with it over OBD II. The hardware and software are open and available from the project’s github. For those who wants … Continue reading

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Impressive 6502 Home Computer

Dirk Grappendorf has been working on a serious looking MOS 6502 based computer. Over at his site, you can follow his development diary. The computer was developed between September 2014 and January 2015. Quite impressive, given the outcome! The entire … Continue reading

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lowRISC

The lowRISC project, based on Cambridge, is aiming to create an entirely open source hardware stack. This includes the SoC as well as the development board. The design is based around RISC-V, a 64-bit RISC instruction set architecture. It supports … Continue reading

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