[Oberon] Student FPGA board
paulreed at paddedcell.com
Sat Sep 26 12:44:59 CEST 2020
>> For the System Construction class last year, we used on-board SPI
>> flash ...
> That's a commercial board? Made to order?
> Do the students solder on it?
> Do they keep it at the end of the course? Used again next year?
Custom one-off batch unlikely to be repeated. The economics of making an
FPGA board have been much discussed here so I'm not going to go over
Like the Pi, the students wire up or plug in components (like the
nRF24L01+ wireless network module) but they do not solder in this
We did consider trying to make a board cheap enough that the students
could simply take it away but actually we don't even give them the
Raspberry Pis, which cost considerably less.
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