In the comments to Brian Bailey's recent blog Getting Inside Your FPGA Design, All Programmable Planet (APP) member--and valued contributor to our live online weekly chats--Garcia Lasheras offered an interesting suggestion.
Garcia's idea was that we--the members of All Programmable Planet--undoubtedly have a lot of different FPGA development boards between us. In some cases, of course, we have more than our fair share, as is evidenced by The Mighty Hamster's Desert Island FPGA Boards column. And that column was several months ago--goodness knows how many boards The Mighty Hamster has now. We certainly know that he's added a ZedBoard to his collection since those far-off times.
Furthermore, Garcia suggested that if members knew which boards were owned by other members, then we would all know where to go if we had questions about a particular system, such as "What does this red-flashing LED mean?" or "How do I get the smoke back in?" (With regard to the "smoke" question, also see my blog on the Smoke Re-concentrator for refurbishing blown electronic components.)
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