Oops: Missed a tiny part of it. Sorry.

(*) I've tried the miniCodeROM patch for miniPicoLisp. While it works
like a charm on my GNU/Linux box, there's some more work left on the
AVR codebase before I can fully integrate it with Hempl. Hopefully,
very soon!

On 4 November 2015 at 03:03, Raman Gopalan <ramangopa...@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> Dear PicoLisp community,
>
> Greetings! I trust you're all doing well! Thank you for all the
> interesting discussions in the mailing list. I have something to share
> with you all.
>
> I'd like to announce `Hempl' [1], a software system for programming
> (32-bit) machines like (hacker friendly, free as in freedom) Mizar32
> [2] in miniPicoLisp.  SimpleMachines [3] produced Mizar32
> specifically for virtual machines like PicoLisp and Lua.
>
> Here are the Mizar32 specifications: 66MHz AVR32 CPU, 32MB SDRAM,
> I2C, SPI, PWM, ADC, SD card interface, USB with UART, Ethernet (no
> Lisp module yet), character LCD and VGA add-on modules.
>
> There are quite a few (I guess a few hundred) Mizar32 boards in the
> lab in Sicily waiting to be sold. Every single board can practically
> work as a tiny PicoLisp machine (runs Hempl) and can connect to a VGA
> interface and a PS/2 keyboard (if that's the configuration you'd like
> to use it in).
>
> It can also be used over the USB using an FTDI chip interface [4] or
> using a (terribly slow) USB CDC stack running on the chip. (One can
> also make it work over Telnet). It comes with support for most HW
> peripherals. Here's how a simple PWM looks like on Mizar32:
>
> # Make the LED slowly fade up and down forever
> #
> # Connect a LED in series with a
> # 330 ohm resistor between PWM0 pin
> # (BUS4 pin 7) and GND (BUS4 pin 1)
>
> (setq
>    pwmid 0 # Which channel to use?
>    speed 3000 # PWM frequency in Hz
>    fadetime 1 # How many secs to fade up?
>    nsteps 100 ) # How many steps in the fade?
>
> (setq delay (/ (* (pwm-getclock tmrid) fadetime)
>                nsteps ) )
>
> (pwm-start pwmid)
>
> (loop
>    # Fade the LED up
>    (for duty nsteps
>       (pwm-setup pwmid speed duty)
>       (tmr-delay *tmr-sys-timer* delay) )
>
>    # Fade the LED down
>    (for (i nsteps (ge0 i) (dec i))
>       (pwm-setup pwmid speed i)
>       (tmr-delay *tmr-sys-timer* delay) ) )
>
> Here are the key features of Hempl:
> 1) Full control of the hardware platform (MCU) with miniPicoLisp (*)
> 2) Shell environment for user interaction
> 3) FAT file system (for the SD/MMC card interface)
> 4) XMODEM protocol for convenient sharing of files with PC
> 5) A tiny (monolithic) vi clone for editing PicoLisp code on-the-fly
>
> The Mizar32 comes with documentation [5] and also provides examples
> on how to use the HW peripherals in PicoLisp. Here's an article [6] on
> "Reviving Lisp for smaller programmable machines". A lot of Hempl's SW
> architecture is discussed there. Thanks again Alex for putting it up!
>
> SimpleMachines can use some of the money from the sales of these
> boards for its upcoming HW project - the Avior32. It is another MCU
> development board around an ARM Cortex clone from ST. For every
> Mizar32 board sold with our beloved PicoLisp, SimpleMachines will
> donate a part of the sales money to PicoLisp.
>
> If you feel like giving us a hand, you can write an email to Sergio
> Sorrenti (in CC) or order it on 4star [7]. You can then compile the
> Hempl sources and type away on the Mizar32 in PicoLisp. This chapter
> [8] shows how one can compile Hempl and install the firmware on the
> MCU.
>
> Please give us your suggestions. Good day!
>
> R
>
> References:
> [1]: https://github.com/simplemachines-italy/hempl
> [2]: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Hempl
> [3]: http://www.simplemachines.it
> [4]: https://www.adafruit.com/products/284
> [5]: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Hempl
> [6]: http://picolisp.com/wiki/!download?-A300
> [7]: http://4star.it
> [8]: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Hempl/Compiling_Hempl
>

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