Still not dead, I promise.

A project log for Kestrel Computer Project

The Kestrel project is all about freedom of computing and the freedom of learning using a completely open hardware and software design.

Samuel A. Falvo IISamuel A. Falvo II 03/26/2020 at 17:190 Comments

So, it has been quite a while since I made any progress updates on this project.  At least, on (I'm vastly more active on Mastodon).  Surprisingly, though, the project is not dead.  Progress is slow, yes.  But, you've always known that.

Since acquiring my current day-job, work has drained me of both time and initiative.  I am, however, and perhaps nonetheless, progressing.  I just haven't always had the process down to where I post every time progress is made.

I have sort of pivoted the project somewhat.  My long-term goals remain the same as they always have: a single-board computer with a RISC-V processor and custom video core, some reasonable means of expansion, and so forth.  How to achieve those goals, however, has so far diverged from my last recorded plan.  (If you can call it a plan.)  In fact, my current tack appears to qualify more as a "plan" than any prior approach I've taken so far.

To keep the topic of these posts poignant, I'll stop here, and post my current plans in a follow-up post.  For now, though, just be aware that Kestrel-3 isn't dead.  I'm still here, and I'm still hacking.  :)