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Retrochallenge 2017/10

geoRAMThis year our staff decided to enter the retrochallenge competition. Our goal is to reverse engineer the Berkely softworks geoRAM and publish what we discover under the GPL. The geoRAM is a 512KB memory expansion for the Commodore 64 and 128. Unlike the Commodore 1750 REU, which contain a custom chip, the geoRAM is built completely out of standard TTL chips.

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GGLABS at the 2017 Bay area Maker Faire

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GGLABS and our good friends at FLIRC and plugg.ee labs will be at the Bay Area Maker Faire. This year the faire will be 3 days from May 19th to the 21st. As usual Friday is dedicated to educators and makers while Saturday and Sunday are the general admission days. If you plan to attend the faire feel free to stop by and say hi. We will be showing some of our current projects and a few prototypes still in development.

GGLABS and Plugg.ee at The Bay Area Maker Faire

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GGLABS and our good friends at plugg.ee labs will be at the Bay Area Maker Faire. Following the tradition started last year the event will be 3 days from May 20th to the 22nd. If you plan to attend the faire feel free to stop by and say hi. We will be showing some of our current projects and a few prototypes still in development.

FLIRC and GGLABS at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire

EBMMF LogooGGLABS and our good friends at FLIRC will be sharing a booth at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire on October 19th. If you plan to attend the faire stop by our booth to check out the features and ease of use of FLIRC and other miscellaneous GGLABS projects. We will be also showing some projects still in development stage that have not been published yet.

SDCC 3.4.0 Released

SDCC logoA new release of SDCC, the portable optimizing compiler for 8051, DS390, Z80, Z180, Rabbit 2000, HC08, STM8 and PIC microprocessors is now available. Sources, documentation and binaries compiled for x86 Linux, x86 and x64 MS Windows and x86 and PPC Mac OS X are available.

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LCD Smartie official USB hardware powered by gglabs

LCD Smartie official hardwareWe are proud to announce that gglabs was chosen by the LCD Smartie team to design a custom USB interface for text displays specifically designed for LCD Smartie. The result of our collaboration is the LCD Smartie official hardware. Beside purchasing the most advanced USB based LCD interface on the market, your money will serve good cause as part of the profits will go to the LCD smartie developers.

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SDCC 3.3.0 Released

SDCC logoThe SDCC team is spoiling us with yet another great release. After a little less than one year of development and 3 release candidates the new 3.3.0 version is ready for download.

Besides the numerous bug fixes here is a list of the important changes since the release 3.2.0 (list taken from SDCC website):

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Freescale S08 Headers Under a Free Software License

Freescale logoOur staff has been working with Freescale to negotiate the release of S08 header files under a free software license to allow their inclusion in the SDCC distribution.
After more than one year of work and the superstar effort of Jim Trudeau at Freescale we finally received the package under the BSD 3-clause license.

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