@Caleb: I'm sure with your powers of persuasion..... :-)
- re Trinkets, I meant for Max to keep mine for me :-) after schmartboards, you could get something from Gabotronics, then there is fertile ground for prizes in that article about 11 boards for connectivity.... use your imagination man!! :-))
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.