Category Archives: hardware

Homebrew FPGAs

Homebrew CPUs made out of logic chips are nothing new, but a homebrew FPGA is another matter entirely. [Joshua] sent in a project he whipped up where he made a single logic cell FPGA. Despite how complicated and intimidating they are in practice, FPGAs are really very simple. They’re made of thousands of logic blocks […]

Vending machine prototyping

[Vending Mexico] plans to design, build, and sell their of vending machines. You’ve got to start somewhere so they’ve built this prototype. It offers a range of vending features but was built with parts we’re used to seeing in hobby projects. The one challenge they didn’t take on is the ability to identify coins and […]