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I previously worked on Virtual Reality and other hardware at Valve.  I currently work at Google[x].

Prior to starting at Valve, I built computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and joysticks that were designed to be used inside MRI machines.  My company, Mag Design and Engineering, sold these devices directly to researchers at academic institutions who used them to publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.

After work, I spend time on many different types of projects that usually involve circuit design, machining, material selection, and general fabrication/hacking.  My favorite place to be is my home workshop.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Getting started with the Altera DE1 FPGA board: Create and download a simple counter

This is my first experience with FPGA programming, and so I made this video to show how easy it is to get started. Many of the tutorials on the web and the DE1 manual make the process seem more difficult than it actually is (as usual).


  1. hello apology androit install this kid

  2. I thank you for this Info.

    I use MachX0 LCMXO2280C Board from Lattice Verilog is like C and FORTH Stack coding.
    Keep on.

  3. Please write more about altera :D

  4. First of all, thank you very much for your great videos.

    Instead of using your Panasonic Lumix camera to make ScreenCasts, I would suggest you to use a screen capturing software. I do not say that the video quality is bad but could be much better. You can let your camera to be always toward the board (or project). It would be relatively easy to mix & sync sound from Zoom audio recorder, video from Lumix and recorded ScreenCast in post production.