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Member #1621132

Member Since: September 8, 2020

Country: United States

  • So the thought to "breadboard" by adding female headers to this board is interesting, but far from practical. I'd instead love a hat, with ribbon cable connectors, leading to a series of DIP breakout boards (like a Raspberry Pi T-board), that I can insert into a real breadboard. That would be cool. In fact, this is what I did: https://forum.alchitry.com/attachment.php?aid=30. See: https://forum.alchitry.com/thread-283.html

  • It is nice to have a board with switches and LEDs ready to go for this FPGA.

    BUT seriously, the switches are teensy tiny. I have to have my cheaters on, bright lights, and a specialized sharp switch flipper pointy device to flip them.

  • Version 1.2.1 of the Alchitry Labs did not work for me, but 1.2.4 beta did install...

  • The IO Element board is nearly impossible to use due to the tiny switches, that can only be flipped with teensy-tiny tools and magnifying eyesight. The Alchitry Labs IDE installer will not run on my Windows 10 machine and complains of a JRE version less than 8, when I have openjdk 11 installed. I have a message out to Alchitry Labs and am awaiting response. So far, a less than inspiring experience...

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