I finally got my Jolla Tablet (and the LastuCase).
Building your own smartphone using the Freescale I.MX 6 Sabre board wasn’t difficult at all. Just plug it in and you have an Android-phone.
Building your own Smartphone? That could be a great hobby project. One way to do it could be to use a Raspberry Pi and use the Sailfish OS. In this video, Aleksi Suomalainen shows you what he has done.
I downloaded the Sailfish image from the Sailfish on Raspberry Pi2 blog. It worked for me. But not as good as I wanted it to. It is still a bit immature.
My intention was not to build a Smartphone anyway. I just wanted to see if I could use the Sailfish OS on the Raspberry Pi for something else.
But building your own Smartphone is a very cool project that could be done for less than $ 100. Not that you want to carry around the brick that you have built or that it would save you any money. It is just a cool thing that you can build.
Building parts of a Moog synth as a hobby project would be very interesting. Now it is possible to do so using the original hand-made drawings.
Bob Moog Foundation has published 35 handmade drawings and promises to publish more.
I was a bit upset that Windows 8.1 was so slow. I googled, and these are the searches that Google suggested.
Using this computer, I have written lots of programs using Basic and machine code. You can do a lot using 48k of memory. (This is more than the Commodore-64 which had only 40k of usable memory.) I have also made some music using the MIDI interface that was also donated. Some other gadgets I donated was a light-pen, two joysticks and lots of games.
The ZX Spectrum was a very useful computer. Now it has found a new home. You can visit it at the Internet Museum.
I can still play may old favorite games using emulators. There are web-based emulators and emulators for lots of operating systems. There are also emulators for your smartphone running on Android. We must perform a Quirkafleeg!
What Synplify Premier does is to insert redundant logic (TMR) that votes for the correct outcome of a function. It inserts ECC codes for memories. It implements FSMs in safe ways. It can also insert logic to report about errors.
What is good about this is that now you don’t have to insert and verify all of this yourself in RTL. Synplify Premier does that part for you.
You can buy cheap IoT development kits from Spark.