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30min: Zerocat chipflasher - open hardware DIY with the Parallax Propeller

FSFE community session


The zerocat chipflasher intends to be a true open hardware chip programming tool, all sources released under a free license, even down to the internal chip design files. It makes use of the powerful P8X32A open hardware controller, which had been released under the GPLv3 by Parallax in 2011.

Nowadays, there is a bunch of affordable chipflashers available, but none of them is true open design.In projects, where user freedom is the first criterion for quality, this is a severe drawback. For that reason, the zerocat chipflasher would perfectly fit into the coreboot and libreboot philosophy, offering an alternative means for flashing supported machines like the thinkpad x200/x200s. The zerocat label and its chipflasher is now online:


Day: 2016-09-04
Start time: 11:15
Duration: 00:30
Track: Community



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