In this post, we take a step-by-step look at the manufacturing process of Precursor's circuit board. If you're curious about the details of modern PCB manufacturing, this post is a great introduction. Read the full update.
Bunnie and xobs are hosting an AMA on Crowd Supply's Discord channel at 9 AM Pacific Time, this coming Wednesday, Nov 25th. Come join us! Read the full update.
This post is an in-depth look at the issues of hardware security and how Precursor works to mitigate them. Read the full update.
Here's a post, including code samples, from xobs explaining how he developed the software for Precursor with Renode and C#. Read the full update.
This post provides a whirlwind tour through Precursor's System on Chip. Read the full update.
We are happy to announce that the Precursor campaign is live. Please check out our crowdfunding page to learn more. In the coming months, we'll be posting lots of detailed information about Precursor. We'll also be hosting an AMA on Crowd Supply's Discord channel, so stay tuned! Read the full update.
This post provides a guided tour of the components and features of the Precursor motherboard. Read the full update.
Precursor is a mobile, open source electronics platform. Similar to how a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino can be transformed into an IoT gadget with the addition of a couple breakout boards, some solder, and a bit of code, Precursor is a framework upon which you can assemble a wide variety of DIY mobile applications. This update talks a bit about what makes Precursor unique, and then moves on to the ins and outs of our design philosophy. Read the full update.
Why do we trust our computers? I’ve done a lot of thinking on this question. The answer, it turns out, is that we trust our computers mostly because we have no other choice. Most of us wouldn’t know how to check if a computer is constructed correctly; and those of us who do are overwhelmed by the millions of lines of source code and billions of transistors packed into a typical computer. If you’re like me, this answer is dissatisfying. Precursor is our attempt to help the community develop a better one. Read the full update.