28: Programming a Spartan 6 with a Raspberry Pi

For anyone who is interested in programming a Spartan 6 FPGA directly from a Raspberry Pi’s JTAG pins. Step 1 – Install Open OCD sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install git autoconf libtool make pkg-config libusb-1.0-0 libusb-1.0-0-dev telnet git clone git://git.code.sf.net/p/openocd/code openocd-code cd openocd/ ./bootstrap ./configure –enable-sysfsgpio –enable-bcm2835gpio make sudo make install Step 2 – …

26: Mechanical updates

As you have likely seen, the Globe prototype was a mechanical monstrosity, comprised of a hefty steel frame, top, bottom and rear panels, and corner protectors, a 3 phase squirrel cage motor and a 70cm 38.1mm diameter aluminium shaft. Aside from being obscenely heavy, it was also rather expensive, so my focus at the moment …