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Ok. This post won't be all that exciting. I received an email from Randall with the instructions to download the Training modules. Haven't received the hardware yet, but I figured I could at least get my dev environment set up.     I downloaded a zip file, extracted it and found a directory laid out like this:     I went into the Lab_instructions directory, and found the following     I opened up the file named ZynqHW_2017_4_lab_0_v7.pdf and it was as I suspe ...
While waiting for the official training package to arrive, I decided to make a couple of MiniZed enclosures using the 3D printer. I purchased another MiniZed board so I could have one at home, and one at work   Manuel Alejandro Iglesias Abbatemarco designed an enclosure, and I tried to print his design, although the cutouts for fasteners and cooling holes turned out to be a problem. His files can be found on Hackster here: https://www.hackster.io/mhanuel/minized-linux-tutorial-part-i-e2f ...
I got the MiniZed in the mail yesterday as we can see from the very happy delivery person. In the box, we have the MinZed itself and a few pamphlets. We also get a USB Micro with three standard jumpers. One pamphlet is a software license so I can download and Activate Xilinx Design tools and activate them. The other is a quick start guide which I will demonstrate in the second video. I'm not sure yet where the jumpers are supposed to go...   Here are some Hi-Rez images of the board: & ...
First off, a huge thanks to Element14 and Xilinx / Avnet for sponsoring this program!     About me I would consider myself and electronics hobbyist and I currently work in the engineering field as an Applications Engineer at a packaging machinery company. I've done lots of personal projects with Arduino, RaspberryPi and the like. I have never really gotten into FPGAs although I have worked directly with FPGA developers and done field upgrades on them in my professional career. I thin ...