Every aspect of the design is open source and hackable:
the PCB design
the Verilog code for the HDMI, J1 CPU, and system peripherals
the J1 CPU running on the FPGA
the J1’s firmware that drives the Dazzler’s extra features
The board itself has additional “hacking” interfaces: a JTAG port for FPGA reloading, and a UART header for direct chat with the onboard FPGA. Its unique combination of tightly coupled GPU and FPGA opens up new creative possibilities. As a truly open platform, the Dazzler can be anything you want it to be.
Please note: This board is only for use with the Feather M4 Express, and you cannot solder stacking headers into the Feather – just use the regular headers that are included with the M4 Feather!
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