This is a kit you can probably put together in a Saturday afternoon. Here’s what’s included:
You’ll receive a professionally made printed circuit board with all components, ready for you to assemble.
Arduino’s first ARM development board, based on a powerful 32bit CortexM3 ARM microcontroller.
Because of the capacity of the Due, it comes pre-loaded with useful and entertaining Altair software.
Take it Further
The source code for the Altair simulator is published under GPLv3, meaning you can experiment and modify the code.
The Shoulders of Giants
Issac Newton once said “If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Please know that what I’ve done here is no monumental step, but rather I borrowed the hard work of David Hansel, who borrowed and continued the work of Mike Douglas, who borrowed and continued the work of Ed Roberts, Forrest M. Mims III, Bill Yates, Paul Allan, Bill Gates and others. It is not my intention to infringe on anyone’s copyright (which I’m sure some portions of this project may) but rather to further understanding and knowledge, and to keep alive the birth of the computer revolution. Guys, I thank you and love you all!
New FirmwareIf you purchased your Altair-Duino kit prior to October 1st, you may want to update the software on your Arduino.
On September 30th, David Hansel released a major update to the simulator’s firmware that adds hard disk (88-HDSK) emulation.
Follow the procedure on this page, and also update the “disks” on your SD card, then check out David’s new documentation to use a hard disk on your Altair – it’s really cool!