I really hope this project succeeds. The lack of open source complete FPGA integrations is sad.
I’ve had success with yosys + nextpnr + icestorm for a year or so.
I’m teaching a weekly lunchtime class at work using the BeagleWire as the chosen hardware.
I’ve also used these tools with the ice40 dev board from lattice.
Even so, FPGA design is mind blowing coming from decades of writing software. Just today I discovered I have to worry about the phase of the signal when using a counter to slow down a clock signal! argh!
I’ve read Arduino is releasing something. Is it any good for hobbyists?
It’s based on Intel/Altera’s proprietary stuff
Related work for anyone who needs something now is Qflow.