iCEBreaker FPGA

by 1BitSquared

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

View all updates Jan 07, 2019

Media and Other News

Hey Everyone!

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!

Returning back to the US

Its likely while you are reading this update Piotr is on an airplane flying back to the US from his Europe trip. Piotr already has a lengthy to-do list of things he will be working on as soon as he arrives back at 1BitSquared HQ. We will be kicking into high gear assembling early bird iCEBreakers and ordering parts for the main production run.

New iCEBreaker tier

Some of you asked us to add an “iCEBreaker LED panel Kit” tier without a LED Panel included, as you already have panels of your own or you want to use a different one than what we include in the kit. We have added it now. We are looking forward to seeing your LED panel creations!

TheCurrentSource FPGA video

Our friend TheCurrentSource has created a really well edited, funny and easy to understand video featuring the iCEBreaker and explaining in very simple terms what an FPGA is and how it differs from a Microcontroller. You should definitely check it out!

The Amp Hour - Open FPGA toolchains at 35C3

Chris Gammel from The Amp Hour decided to send his field recording gear to Piotr in order to make a remote podcast. Piotr stepped into the role of The Amp Hour remote correspondent and invited Clifford Wolf and Dave Shah to talk about the current state and future of open source FPGA tools. We hope you enjoy the conversation:

https://theamphour.com/423-open-fpga-toolchains-at-35c3

3D printed iCEBreaker case

At 35C3 Piotr met Pim De Groot. Pim generously offered to create a 3D printable case for the iCEBreaker. It looks amazing! It has special features to guide the LED through the case, so that they are well distinguishable, and exposes all the connectors except the CRESET, due to mechanical constrains.

iCEBreaker 3D Printed case, designed by Pim De Groot

You can find the design files as well as 3D printable files in Pim’s github repository.

That’s it for now

That is all for today. It was a very full week of amazing campaign progress and community contributions. We have a few days left in the campaign, as always we are very greatful to those who can spread the word about the campaign far and wide. We really want to bring FPGA development to as many people as possible.

Cheers,
Danika and Piotr


$65,173 raised

of $15,000 goal

434% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices

$69

iCEBreaker

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.


$79

iCEBreaker WTFpga Kit

Your own iCEBreaker FPGA development board and headers, together with a seven-segment display Pmod, eight-bit DIP switch Pmod, and the WTFpga workshop guide to ease you into open source FPGA development.


$99

iCEBreaker HDMI Kit

Your own iCEBreaker FPGA development board and headers, together with a 12 bpp HDMI video output dual Pmod. Ideal for retro computing and gaming projects attached to your modern computer screen. No need to dig out your old VGA CRT. :D


$124

iCEBreaker LED Panel Driver Kit with LED Panel

Your own iCEBreaker FPGA development board and headers, together with a 64 x 64 high-density LED wall panel and interface Pmod. Ideal for your next video wall or retro gaming project, as seen on @scanlime-in-progress.


$79

iCEBreaker LED Panel Driver Kit

Your own iCEBreaker FPGA development board and headers, with LED Panel interface Pmod. Ideal for your next video wall or retro gaming project using your own LED Panels.


$164

iCEBreaker Everything Kit

Your own iCEBreaker FPGA development board and headers, together with all the accessories: seven-segment display Pmod, eight-bit DIP switch Pmod, HDMI output Pmod, LED panel interface Pmod, and 64 x 64 high-density LED panel. Ideal if you want to do all the things.


$554

iCEBreaker Workshop 10-pack

You get ten of everything in iCEBreaker WTFpga Kit - perfect for holding your own hackerspace or office FPGA workshop.

Credits

1BitSquared

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

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