[LAU] open hw soundcard

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Tue Nov 24 23:41:31 EST 2009

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 02:04:16PM +0100, Karl Hammar wrote:

> > I am very excited to see so much progress on this. That ATMEL dev
> > board also seems like a fast way to get something up and running.
> Yes it is, but the processor on the cheap (~80USD) AT32NGW100 [3] is
> AT32AP7000 [4], which has a BGA [5] package only, which puts it out
> of the home hw hacker domain (special equipment is required to solder
> it).

BGA does not put it out of the home hw hacker domain, it just requires a
slightly more dedicated hacker.  The interwebs are filled with guides
for doing BGA at home, including toaster ovens (modified or plain),
electric skillets, and hot air reflow.  

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