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Hey everyone. Check out our next 1BitSquared CrowdSupply campaign. We will be making @whitequark’s Glasgow Interface Explorer. Sign up to get notified when it launches and take advantage of those sweet early bird tiers. ;) crowdsupply.com/1bitsquared/gl

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Now that the iCEBreaker FPGA campaign and pre-order fulfillment is completed. You can order iCEBreaker, Pmod and LED Panels in the regular 1BitSquared store! 1bitsquared.com/collections/fp

Print orders are coming in. Looks like the holidays 🌟 are just around the corner. 😊 #art #illustration #colorful

Spent most of last night trying to fit 110KB of MicroPython along side 200KB of Ember Zigbee stack inside the 256KB flash of the EFR32 used in Ikea's Tradfri smart home devices. That's a bit of a squeeze, even before trying to fit the extra 3KB of data in the 32KB of SRAM.

@marble Ikea is using the Silicon Labs EFR32 "Gecko" board in their Tradfri devices. It's an ARM Cortex M4 core with a Zigbee/BLE/etc 2.4 GHz radio and a PCB antenna.

The Black Magic Probe JTAG/SWD programmer and debugger with built in GDB server is back in stock in our US store! Hot out of the reflow oven! :D 1bitsquared.com/products/black

Now that the iCEBreaker FPGA campaign and pre-order fulfillment is completed. You can order iCEBreaker, Pmod and LED Panels in the regular 1BitSquared store! 1bitsquared.com/collections/fp

Dropping off most of the Crowd Supply iCEBreaker FPGA pre-orders at the post office! If you ordered an iCEBreaker FPGA on the Crowd Supply before October 15th you will be getting a shipping notification very soon! :D

We have finished packing all the remaining CrowdSupply iCEBreaker FPGA pre-orders! It is quite a nice pile of boxes and envelopes. It was a busy weekend! :D

The iCEBreaker everything kit international campaign backer rewards went to the post office! But before we dropped them off I made one last family photo. We hope they will have a good and pleasant trip to their destination. :)

@esden Oh, I am. I'm going through the your WTFpga workshop. It's so stinkin' fast! 4 seconds for everything! I read that it took 8 minutes with the proprietary tools, too. XD This weekend is gonna be fantastic.

Time to break out the soldering iron! Just got my iCEBreaker FPGA LED kit. Built the free and open source tools last night (nextpnr, icestorm) in preparation. Ready to get knee deep in verilog! I've wanted to learn more about place and route. Now I can.

Thanks @esden !

Another batch of iCEBreaker everything kits packed. This time the international campaign backers. :D (This concludes all the remaining campaign backers, now on to pre-orders)

Bringing all the CrowdSupply iCEBreaker FPGA campaign backer everything kits to the post office! Another big step closer to the end of fulfillment. ;)

The iCEBreaker FPGA CrowdSupply main batch fulfillment is progressing nicely. It would be surprising to most how many steps it takes for each package to be ready to drop off at the post office... but seeing stacks of packages ready to go out the door is very satisfying. :D

@esden O.o Just got a tracking number from CrowdSupply for iCEBreaker. Hype! Time to install some FOSS FPGA tools. Thanks for all the updates!

All the remaining campaign iCEBreakers broken out of their panels and ready for testing. `step += 1` :D

Hey everyone. Check out our next 1BitSquared CrowdSupply campaign. We will be making @whitequark’s Glasgow Interface Explorer. Sign up to get notified when it launches and take advantage of those sweet early bird tiers. ;) crowdsupply.com/1bitsquared/gl

Aaaand we are done with iCEBreaker assembly. At least for a little while. Now we need to break them all out, flash, test, rework what necessary, pack and last but not least ship. So stay tuned! :D

When everything is going well and I don’t need to replace tapes or adjust things, the placement rate is not too shabby :)

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