After far too long a wait, Maple is back on sale! You can buy it from us here for the low, low price of $49.99.
We've spent the last few months toiling tirelessly to get Maple Rev. 3 out the door, and the day has finally arrived. This release marks drastic redesigns of both the Maple hardware itself, as well as the software toolchain, based on feedback from our first limited run of boards. The most notable updates include our snazzy new low-noise four-layer PCB design, and a new version of a bootloader that should make it easier to get Maple up and running on a wider variety of platforms. We've also added support for the in circuit serial programmer, now you can install bootloader updates without any fancy hardware. libmaple has also been completely redesigned and now includes such goodies as hardware SPI and I2C. The IDE has been fully tested on Windows and Linux (32 bit), and in the coming weeks we should be bringing it up to speed on other platforms.
If you have an original board and want the new bootloader, you can get it from our repository. Of course, if you don't have the necessary JTAG dongle you can send it back to us and well re-flash it for you! Just get it to us and well pay to send it back.
We know you've all been waiting for Maple for a really long time, and we can't express how much we appreciate your continued interest and support for this project. We can't wait to see what you guys build.
Over coming days and weeks well be showing off some of things we've been using Maple's extra clock cycles for. Perhaps there are even more of these cyclesthan we originally thought.
Finally I'm pleased to congratulate two members of our team for picking up some sheepskins (degrees) and another who will be going back to school for yet another one.
iperry takes sweet pics:
(uhh d300 obviously, no canon here)