Monday, August 24, 2009

Cross platform, Open Source IDE, Resources, References, Schematics

It's funny how about 5 months of work can be summarized into a simple little blog post this small. Basically Chris, Dave, Omar, Mike, Justin, and I put everything together below over a ridiculous amount sleepless nights.

I got a very skeptical email a couple days ago asking me, "why Open Source hardware?" The links below should make it obvious... hardware is meant to be open. Open Source makes hardware more fun, because you can hack it without $1000's of dollars of oscilloscopes... you can hack it just by digging through code API's and schematic diagrams. You can push it to its limits, and make it do what it was never meant to do. Everything ever built and sold at the Liquidware shop has easter eggs in it, and ... the Illuminato X Machina is filled with Easter eggs.


The rest of this blog is going to be a very repetetive, because everything is now uploaded up at the same place, over at "Illuminato Labs," which is the "holding place" if you will, for all of the Illuminato X Machina files. That includes:

-The customized version of the Arduino IDE, called the Antipasto Arduino IDE, specifically designed to program the Illuminato X Machina - of course there's a Mac, Windows, and Linux version

-The Open Source code repository, hosted on github, linked here

-Documentation and references

-The Core functional API



It's all Open Source, released under the Creative Commons license...


Unknown said...

Your documentation .zip seems to contain only the header files for your API. Was this intentional ... until more robust documentation is available?

Matt said...

Whoops - yeah, thanks for pointing that out, my mistake... the documentation is now properly up on the site... it's a HUUUUGE pdf that Dave wrote about all the functions. It's actually pretty insane...

Rich said...

Your link to "Iluminato Labs" at

returns a 404 "Page Not Found" error.


Matt said...

@rich - thanks, i forgot you can't just type a url into blogger's wysiwyg editor, you have to type in http first too... updated