Mottek: 2013-03-25

More toys

After changing my job last year, I have gotten much closer to hardware work, which definitely suits me. What started with CoreForth expanded into all sorts of experiments with SoCs and development boards. Initially, it was a bit difficult to settle on one development platform, but now that the Arduino Due is out, I couldn't resist and order one, to see if I can get CoreForth running on it! The chip itself seems very capable, lots of flash and RAM, and the Arduino form factor should make it easy to experiment.

Update: Seems it was easier than I thought, after digging through the data sheet of the SAM3X8E processor on the Due, I have CoreForth up and running. I pushed the changes to a separate branch on github for now, but will merge it to the main branch once I tested this a bit more.