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April 21, 2013, 06:04:26 AM
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Where'd you source your parts? How difficult was the soldering?

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April 21, 2013, 09:29:57 AM
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Where'd you source your parts? How difficult was the soldering?

I have only seen pictures of FPGAs, but from what I can tell they are really small SMD solders, even under ICs. Pretty much impossible to DIY even for a professional, unless you own an industrial solder machine. But I can't say that that goes for all FPGAs, maybe there is building kits. I don't know.

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April 21, 2013, 09:32:09 AM
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This post is where there idea comes from: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=44891

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April 21, 2013, 09:49:02 AM
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This post is where there idea comes from: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=44891

That's pretty simple for me, but maybe not for a complete soldering n00b. I don't know how good you are at soldering. All SMD is already complete, only the FPGA itself and the connectors left. I want one :-)

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April 21, 2013, 09:52:34 AM
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But I'm not sure about the programming of the FPGA. I hope there are ready-made programs and step-by-step instructions somewhere.

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April 21, 2013, 10:00:45 AM
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Sorry, I got it all wrong. That includes the under-chip-SMD soldering, but with more-or-less household items. I'd guess if I were to try and make a hundred of those, maybe two would work. The rest would be bricks. Not worth the time and money.

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April 21, 2013, 08:29:08 PM
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thanks

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