on 12 May 15:00 - 22:00 @ NIMk.nl hacking into
Milkymist – Open Hardware VJ Station
After years of passionate and engaging development, the first model of a Milkymist VJ station is finally ready to be shown and tried by the public!
This time at PiXXXeL we’ll host a visit of LeKernel in person, the infatiguable Milkymist developer best known for running day long workshops of FPGA programming all over the World, mesmerizing audiences of geeks with the psychedelic outputs of his small devices.
So the next PiXXXeL will be on 12 May @ NIMk: we will start at 15:00 as usual, when LeKernel will introduce us with a short presentation of the latest version of Milkymist, then we’ll have a worksop on how to operate and customize the device, to produce some funky setups that we will use later on during the evening in a small Milkymist party, starting at 20:00 and running until 22:00, to which everyone is invited.
It will be quite an intense day, bring your own cameras and video sources to feed into Milkymist!
From a technical point of view Milkymist has a lot of potential for customization into your own video manipulation projects, being an 100% open source system-on-chip (SoC) whose design was written in Verilog HDL, so one can extend it with his/her own logic blocks. Under the hood of this open-hardware device there is a pulsating LatticeMico32 processor core, which is capable of executing complex, fully-fledged software (including nommu Linux) and comes with an extensive set of custom-built peripherals and graphics accelerators.
PIXXXEL :: made in Amsterdam
realized in collaboration with NIMk and dyne.org