scanlime050 – Perler Bead Shaker

Briefly looking back at an old project where I tried to push the capabilities of the first 3D printer I had, the Makerbot Thing-o-Matic designed in late 2010. This project from 2011 was intended to be a full printer or sort and place machine for fusible “Perler” style plastic art beads. I got as far as designing a vibrating funnel, hopper, and part of a color sorting mechanism.

The old Perler Bead Robot project is still on Thingiverse.

And perhaps more useful is the library for making 2D springs in the same style.

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scanlime049 – iCEBreaker FPGA Quick Look

Today’s video is about a package sent in by 1BitSquared with a prototype FPGA board. These boards are part of a new generation of open hardware which builds on a foundation of open source FPGA tools. At the time we streamed this live, the crowdfunding campaign was about to launch. It’s been successfully funded, and at this time you can pre-order boards from the next batch.

scanlime049 – iCEBreaker FPGA Quick Look

The iCEBreaker page is on Crowd Supply.

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scanlime048 – Icestudio LED Matrix Driver Part 4

In the fourth and final part of our HUB75-style display driver series, we make a cool demo in gateware using the modular driver! In this segment we’ll add a frame buffer and implement a video feedback plus munching squares effect in Verilog and Icestudio.

scanlime048 – Icestudio LED Matrix Driver Part 4

The Icestudio editor and the entire build toolchain are free and open source software!

The FPGA board and adapter PMOD are part of the iCEBreaker CrowdSupply campaign, which was successfully funded! This is a great little FPGA dev board, and a platform designed to help more people get started with FPGAs using open source tools.

This project is available on Github.

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Each episode is compiled together from many livestreams which you can hang out with on the companion scanlime-in-progress channel.

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scanlime047 – Icestudio LED Matrix Driver Part 3

In the third part of our HUB75-style display driver in Verilog and Icestudio, we start looking at demoscene-style effects to implement next, and implement a gamma correction and dithering module to improve color quality.

scanlime047 – Icestudio LED Matrix Driver Part 3

The Icestudio editor and the entire build toolchain are free and open source software!

The FPGA board and adapter PMOD are part of the iCEBreaker CrowdSupply campaign, which was successfully funded! This is a great little FPGA dev board, and a platform designed to help more people get started with FPGAs using open source tools.

This project is available on Github.

Thank you so much for watching, subscribing, and sharing my videos. And a special thanks to my supporters on Patreon, where recurring donations make this content possible.

For an alternative to youtube and twitch, check out Diode Zone.

If you’d like some of those cool scanlime stickers or Servo AF stream gear, check out the shop.

For previous episodes, check out the full scanlime playlist.

Each episode is compiled together from many livestreams which you can hang out with on the companion scanlime-in-progress channel.

Follow @scanlimelive for live streaming announcements.

scanlime046 – Icestudio LED Matrix Driver Part 2

In this second part of the HUB75-style display driver in Verilog and Icestudio, we’ll debug and reorganize the existing gateware into something modular that we can build upon, with nice and stable Binary Code Modulation for brightness control.

scanlime046 – Icestudio LED Matrix Driver Part 2

The Icestudio editor and the entire build toolchain are free and open source software!

The FPGA board and adapter PMOD are part of the iCEBreaker CrowdSupply campaign, which was successfully funded! This is a great little FPGA dev board, and a platform designed to help more people get started with FPGAs using open source tools.

This project is available on Github.

Thank you so much for watching, subscribing, and sharing my videos. And a special thanks to my supporters on Patreon, where recurring donations make this content possible.

For an alternative to youtube and twitch, check out Diode Zone.

If you’d like some of those cool scanlime stickers or Servo AF stream gear, check out the shop.

For previous episodes, check out the full scanlime playlist.

Each episode is compiled together from many livestreams which you can hang out with on the companion scanlime-in-progress channel.

Follow @scanlimelive for live streaming announcements.