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Cooking up a storm for Open Source Hardware Camp

August 31, 2016

Andrew Lindsay at Thing Innovations has been busy in preparation for Open Source Hardware Camp this weekend, baking — no, really... —a fresh batch of erm, delicious LoRaWAN+sensor Arduino shields based around the excellent Microchip RN2483 wireless module. LoRaWAN and IoT is something of a theme this year, with numerous talks on related topics on Saturday 3rd.


We also just took delivery on behalf of Ken Boak and Alan Wood, of an exciting shipment of shiny new myStorm FPGA development boards and accessories. These are also hot out of the oven, but only this time one in Shenzhen, China, before they made their way to the UK via express courier.


myStorm was designed jointly by Ken and Alan, to provide a low cost, highly accessible and eminently flexible FPGA development platform, particularly well suited to those new to FPGAs. Inspired by and designed to be used with, the IceStorm open source toolchain.

It's a very cool little board indeed, boasting not only a Lattice FPGA but an ARM microcontroller also, along with a number of other nice features. You can learn more about it at Alan's talk on the Saturday of OSHCamp and, of course, the workshop hosted by Ken and Alan on Sunday.



But don't worry if you're new to electronics and the previous two topics seem a little too advanced, as for the 3rd year running Chelsea Back will be hosting a soldering workshop on the Sunday of OSHCamp. This year the conference kit is a noise/random number generator designed by Mark Longstaff-Tyrell. For more details see the post from Chelsea on assembling the kit, plus another in which she explores how it works. Finally, a great time-lapse video of assembling the kit has been put together by our friends at oomlout.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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