As promised, the Arduino team shipped the MKR 4000 VIDOR by the end of July. The graphical editor is still missing in action, but you can check out the board now. I received mine. In this AddOhms Live Stream, I turned it on and checked it out.
This video is a “working” live stream. Generally, I try to set up some demos and run through some canned actions. Not this time. I used the board once, on another computer. You get to watch how I attack a new board…live! Warts and all.
Key things I check out:
- How do you program the FPGA? (what does that even mean for the VIDOR.)
- The VidorTestSketch (communicate between the SAMD21 and the Cyclone FPGA)
- LogoDraw (the VIDOR draws the Arduino logo over HDMI)
- The include files for each of the VIDOR libraries
I’m writing up my experience so far, along with what I’ve learned. Until then, click below to see the 1-hour live stream.