At this point, nearly everything is complete - boards are packed and ready to go, and all that's left for class kits is to pack the bundles with the new Tigard and Bitmagic boards. I'd love to get them all out to you (and reclaim some space in my office) but we're currently waiting on getting product info registered in Mouser's systems so they can properly receive - and then ship out - all of the Tigards, Bitmagics, and Class Kits. In the meantime, click through to the full update for what's happened since the last update! Read the full update.
Thanks everyone for supporting the Tigard campaign. I knew other people would be interested in it - but had no idea HOW many people would! Thanks also for your patience since the campaign ended - We've spent the past week working on logistics to make sure everything is set in motion. This week I'll update you on what is and isn't ready to ship, what's being assembled, what's changed, and what will happen once everything is delivered. Click through to the full update for lots of information. Read the full update.
There's less than a day to go for the Tigard Campaign - afterwards, Tigard, Bitmagic, and Training will still be available at regular prices. We'll update you with some logistics details once the campaign closes - for now, we have some more details about Tigard and Bitmagic to share. This update contains important information, please click through to read the whole thing. Read the full update.
Tigard was designed first and foremost as a tool to enable our training. By extension, it's well suited to plenty of real-world uses as well, which is why we opted for this CrowdSupply campaign as well. Whether you're pledging $39 or $1337, I think you deserve decent documentation and some tutorials on how to use Tigard. This week, I'll start by explaining a little bit of my training philosophy, then I'll outline what will be available for training and documentation, and finally, I'll wrap up with a bit about the economics of running a training business. Read the full update.
Through the past several updates, I shared details about the design, development, and testing of Tigard. For this update, we'll focus a bit deeper on a single feature - the SWD/I2C mode switch. Read the full update.
Last week, we focused on DFM considerations that went in to Tigard - this week we'll talk about testing - both the design consideration as well as the testing hardware and software. Read the full update.
Last week, we talked about the design process and revisions of Tigard. This week, we'll share details about manufacturing - including design decisions, processes, and pitfalls. We'll finish up with a quick How-To on dumping spi flash. Read the full update for details. Read the full update.
Tigard is fully funded! Our goal was only $1 for a few reasons, but we've also surpassed all the other goals we considered. For this update, I have an overview of the design process we went through for Tigard, and a quick demo of using Tigard to speak to a serial console. Read the full update.
I've used FTDI-based I/O boards for years, but have never found the one that fit my uses *just right*. In that time, I've fine-tuned my wish list and shared it many times, but it never magically appeared. Read the full update.