Make a CPLD module yourself!

November 24th, 2015

A CPLD (Complex Programme Logic Device) is a very useful tool in the hands of a techie. Their complexity comes between a PALs and an FPGA, and architectural features of both. As implied by its name, these chips can be programmed to meet the logic functions that suit your needs. In this amazing tutorial, Bill Herd shows us how to build a CPLD module using Project files, an Oscillator and a PCB.

Synth secrets revealed!

November 23rd, 2015


Synthesizer fans are usually fond of programming them. In the following article, you’ll find out about the author’s approach to program every instrument at a time. Moreover, when reproducing the complex sounds of a particular instrument, the author breaks up the formulas into several articles and details how he got the results.


3D Printed eyeglasses, VR lenses

November 20th, 2015


Google Glass, Oculus Rift, head mounted displays are becoming a reality and the number of their users is on the rise. But have you ever heard of lenses made with a 3D printer? Well, all that was required is: a  CAD model, a 3D printer, and silicone mold material! Are they operational? Yes sir! An iPhone can even be attached to a homemade head mounted display (once again) to view 3D videos and images!


Altium’s CircuitMaker saves the day for Max & Duane at ESC Minneapolis

November 12th, 2015


In a very interesting column on, Max Maxfield explains the features of Altium’s circuit maker. Making several changes to one of his previous designs, he showcases the capabilities of the CircuitMaker. Those of you who are familiar with CircuitMaker will be happy to learn about the latest news related to the software. Altium proposes the latest and best version of its software for free. Provided that users make their designs open source. More information on Max’s take can be found in the link below.


Vintage BBC computer gets FPGA buddies

October 20th, 2015

We still have some retro for the old-school enthusiasts. Many of you knew about the BBC Microcomputer System. It was an innovative machine created during the 1980s. It is possible to link the BBC Micro to an FPGA board, following specific designs, via a tube interface. You can find out more about the BBC Micro in the video, and find the detailed designs on the link below.

Via Hackaday