iCEBreaker FPGA

by 1BitSquared

The first open source iCE40 FPGA development board designed for teachers and students

Apr 13, 2020

Video Streams and New Content

It's been a while. I hope you are all doing well, staying safe and healthy in these strange times. Join us tomorrow for a live video stream showing off the latest iCEBreaker updates. Read the full update.

Nov 22, 2019

Fulfillment Done

Fulfillment is finished and we're on to our next project: Glasgow. Read the full update.

Sep 23, 2019

Production and Fulfillment

We have finally received the LED panels from China. We are now fulfilling the main production tiers that contain LED panels. All other tiers that don’t contain LED panels are now officially fulfilled, not counting some more recent pre-orders placed in the last two months. Those pre-orders will be fulfilled after we send out all the LED panel containing tiers to the campaign backers. Read the full update.

Aug 14, 2019

August Production Progress

Production is going well, we produced 240 iCEBreakers and shipped out 182 main batch orders during the month of July. The LED Panels are now ordered and should ship to us any day now. Read the full update.

Jul 11, 2019

Main Batch ICEBreaker Production Begins

We have scheduled the rest of July exclusively for board assembly, iCEBreaker, LED Panel PMODs and HDMI Pmods. As soon as we have enough iCEBreakers assembled to fulfill the tiers that don’t contain LED panels we will start sending those out. Read the full update.

Jun 03, 2019

Finished Early-bird Shipping and Other News

We've shipped the early-bird tier rewards and have a lot of other fun news to share. Read the full update.

May 03, 2019

Early-bird Shipping

Today we have a very short update with really good news! Read the full update.

Apr 02, 2019

March 2019 Production Update

Welcome to the March update. Read the full update.

Feb 17, 2019

February Production Update

The main reason why we haven’t posted an update recently is because we’ve been trying to get as much done as possible before the beginning of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Read the full update.

Jan 11, 2019

The Final Countdown

We are in the last few hours of the campaign. We are ecstatic to see how far we have come, and we are looking forward to starting production! Read the full update.

Jan 07, 2019

Media and Other News

We are getting very close to the end of the iCEBreaker crowd funding campaign. We have crossed a major milestone of 300% funding! Thank you to everyone for your support! Read the full update.

Jan 02, 2019


A recap of 35C3 in Leipzig, Germany and more Read the full update.

Dec 22, 2018

Fully funded, pre-production hardware, and 35C3!

Hey everyone! It has been a very exciting few days! On the first day you managed to fully fund the campaign in only seven hours! Read the full update.

Dec 11, 2018

The iCEBreaker FPGA campaign is now live

iCEBreaker FPGA is now funding! Here's a bit of backstory. Read the full update.

$124,963 raised

of $15,000 goal

833% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices



Your own iCEBreaker FPGA development board and headers. Learn how to design digital logic, experiment with your own CPU core design, and build your next innovative project.


iCEBreaker DIP Switch Pmod

Single Pmod is ideal for simple exercises as well as an 8 bit input for your FPGA project. Required for the WTFpga workshop.


iCEBreaker 7-Segment Pmod

Single Pmod is ideal for simple exercises as well as number indicators for your FPGA project. One is required for WTFpga workshop and you will need two for the iCEBreaker workshop.


iCEBreaker 12-Bit DVI Pmod

Dual Pmod is ideal to add digital video output to your FPGA project. It is as easy to use as an analog VGA output without the need for high speed differential signals and encoding.


iCEBreaker LED Panel Driver Pmod

Dual Pmod to interface your FPGA project with a HUB75E interface RGB LED Matrix. By default configured for 3.3V signaling but can be switched to 5V signal shifting for those LED Panels that need it.


RGB LED Panel P2 64x64 (ICN2037 Shift Registers)

A tested and documented RGB LED Matrix with easy to use ICN2037 shift registers.



Embedded hardware and tool development and manufacturing company. We create hardware focused on promoting and supporting open source projects.

Piotr Esden-Tempski

Danika Esden-Tempski

OSH Park

PCB Manufacturer

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