The Second Alpha is Here

I’m pleased to announce that the second alpha release of the Redsparc is here for you to download. This version adds some new features, such as support for printing text on the GPU, and additionally boosts the clock speed from 2.5 hertz to 4 hertz. The Redsparc will be moving on to the beta stage, as the hardware is now complete.

The Download is Here!

Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that an alpha download is available. Unfortunately, the Redsparc will not be entirely complete for quite some time yet. In the meantime, I wanted to at least post something, so here you go.

Why no Download?

I know I said that you would be able to download the finished product by July 4th, but that obviously didn’t happen. Originally, I was planning to release the Redsparc with only a numeric display and no GPU. Well, I changed my mind. I’ve been working on adding a GPU to the Redsparc, as well as a keyboard. This is progressing nicely and should hopefully be finished soonish. In the meantime, I plan to put up some pictures (sorry, my video recording software’s not exactly working ATM) and possibly an Alpha release.

Development Toolkit now Available on Github

The Redsparc Development Toolkit is now available on Github! It’s a bit of a mess right now and isn’t too well documented, sorry about that. If you really want to see it though, it’s there. I hope to make a user manual as well as binary downloads for Windows and Linux at some point in the not so distant future, however I definitely think it’s more important to finish the actual computer first which, by the way, is coming along quite nicely.

The hardware’s basically done now. I’m hoping to put some videos up very soon. All that remains is to write the user manual (the fun part ;)). If all goes well you should be able to download the finished product before Independence Day (that’s July 4th for you Non-Americans).