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FIGnition DIY 8-bit Computer Kit

February 23, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Went to the Geek 2013 show in Margate today and spoke to Julian Skidmore the designer of FIGnition who inspired todays blog posting.

To quote Julian Skidmore

“FIGnition is a simple, educational computer, but a real one, not an emulator. It has real firmware, real RAM, really generates a display and really has storage for when you turn the machine off”

FIGnition is a kit computer comprising motherboard and solder-yourself components. There’s a USB port for power, and a phone-style PAL video output so it can be hooked up to a telly as a monitor and also now has audio and comes with some nice features such as

  • Arduino-Compatible Headers (except that the second set of headers are both spaced 0.2″ from the first making them Stripboard compatible too).
  • Audio-Mod built-in
  • 2mm screw holes on 3 corners so you can attach FIGnition properly to some kind of base!
  • A proper ground plane; partial 3v6 plane and wider 5v tracks for much better signal integrity!
  • Shorter connections between Flash, SRAM and U1.

FIGnition 8-bit Computer Kit boots into a Forth language interpreter.

You can buy it from the following link for the cost of £20 – FIGnition DIY 8-bit Computer Kit

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