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A RISC-V CPU For Eight Dollars

New Part Day: A RISC-V CPU For Eight Dollars The big deal here is the Sipeed MAix-I module with WiFi, sold out because it costs nine bucks. Inside this module is a Kendryte K210 RISC-V CPU with 8MB of on-chip SRAM … Continue reading

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RISC Vs CISC – Why Instruction Sets no longer matter

For a long time I believed RISC (reduced instruction set computing) was superior to CISC (complex instruction set computing) by being faster and more efficient, this article suggests otherwise. https://ethw.org/Why_Instruction_Sets_No_Longer_Matter “Having looked briefly at some samples of both the RISC … Continue reading

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Vulca Makers mobility program visit Blackpool Makerspace

“Vulca’s main objective is to understand the impact of makers & hackers on mobility throughout Europe. To demonstrate this impact, we plan to launch a research project about makers & hackers and their mobility via several networks, including Fab Labs, … Continue reading

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Trusting Linux

It is November 2018. I was searching for articles on linux security and came across reproducible builds here :- https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/07/reproducible-builds-solving-an-old-open-source-problem-to-improve-security/ “Inconsistent Compiling Environments Lead to Inconsistent Behavior. different compilers will produce different machine code, even from identical source code. These … Continue reading

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3D printer is finished and operational.

The 3D printer which the Makerspace bought as a kit, had suffered intermittent problems with the drive belts. The problem has now been resolved. The repair involved replacing the drive wheels with wheels which have two locking screws instead of … Continue reading

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Hello from Poland

Blackpool Makerspace received an invitation from Poland to attend a financial services conference to be held in London on Thursday 4th October. The invite generated much discussion about the media the invite arrived on. A 3.5 inch floppy disk!  One … Continue reading

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Busier than usual

This week the meeting was busier than usual, and we almost ran out of chairs. Dave and his son Josh, Dave2, Mike1 and Mike2, Tony, Les, Anthony and Jon paid us one last visit before returning to New Zealand.

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