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Sep 04, 2018

Campaign funding goal details

As of writing this, the campaign has been running for one and a half weeks and is just $1 under three thousand dollars in funding. A good start but also still a long way to go. If still in doubt, don’t procrastinate - and go support the Retro-uC and Chips4Makers project.

After the campaign launched, comments popped up online with questions regarding the feasibility of the campaign. Some people wondered if the funding goal was realistic and well researched, as custom chips are supposed to have a big startup cost. Inspired by these comments I wrote a blog post on the startup cost for the Retro-uC. If you head over there you can read the details and see the choices that were made to make the relatively-low funding goal possible.

$3,560 raised

of $22,000 goal


days left





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Support Chips4Makers & Early Development Access!

If you sponsor the Retro-uC and the Chips4Makers project for $100 you will receive early access to the Chips4Makers development hub.


Retro-uC Chip

The Retro-uC chip in a QFP package.



The Retro-uC on a board with Arduino Mega footprint and compatible I/O. USB is used to power the board and for programming it.


Retro-uC Breadboard

A Retro-uC mounted on a PCB that is breadboardable. The board is delivered with headers that make the board compatible with classic DIL chips. The headers are not mounted yet and need to be soldered manually.


Retro-uC ProtoPlus

The Retro-uC mounted on a Perf2+ style prototype board.


Retro-uC Fired Up Pack

A pack for the Retro-uC and open silicon believer to show their support. The pack contains the Retro-uC chip and one of each Retro-uC board. It will also give early access to the Chips4Makers developer board that will be set up after the Retro-uC chip has been taped out.


Retro-uC Chip Developer Pack

The Fired Up Pack with an additional Digilent FPGA board pre-loaded with Retro-uC source code and delivered early so you can start developing your own IC. The FPGA will be shipped the same time when the development hub will be opened, the Retro-uC Fired Up Pack will be shipped later.


Retro-uC Chip 5 Pack

5 Retro-uC chips.

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