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Milkymist One
Milkymist One
Milkymist One
Milkymist One
Milkymist One

The Milkymist™ ( project develops a comprehensive open source solution for
the live synthesis of interactive visual effects for VJs (video performance artists). It consists of three sub-projects: the Milkymist™ One interactive VJ station, the Milkymist™ SoC and the Flickernoise VJ software.

The Milkymist One is an open hardware product that concentrates all the processing power and the interfaces of an heavily interactive VJ setup into one small box. With a unique combination of built-in interfaces such as MIDI, DMX512, analogue video input, Ethernet, OpenSoundControl and generic digital I/O, it gives you all the tools to create truly interactive performances.

With the Milkymist SoC, the project pushes the frontiers of open source further. While many open hardware projects are based on a proprietary and closed processor, at the core of the Milkymist One lies a custom
embedded processor whose Verilog HDL design files are entirely free and open source.

All of this would never be usable by everybody without user-friendly VJ software optimized for running on the system. Inspired by the popular MilkDrop visualization plug-in for Winamp, Flickernoise provides a graphical tool that allows you to create, set-up and run the visual performances. The visual experience is controlled by snippets of code called patches, written in a simple scripting language, which you can share with friends and on the internet.

The Milkymist One will be a turnkey interactive VJ station. Before the software is ready for this more general public usage, we sell developer kits to pioneers who can stand a few software problems and embedded
devices enthusiasts who would enjoy developing on this open source platform. Thanks to the extreme flexibility of the FPGA, many uses can be imagined.

The hardware is fully tested and comes with a 3-year warranty against
manufacturing defects.

* Multi-standard video input (PAL/SECAM/NTSC)
* Two DMX512 ports
* MIDI IN and MIDI OUT ports
* VGA output, 24bpp, up to 140MHz pixel clock (> 1024x768)
* AC'97 audio
* XC6SLX45 Spartan-6 FPGA supporting the open source Milkymist SoC
* 128MB 32-bit DDR400 SDRAM
* 32MB parallel flash
* 10/100 Ethernet
* Memory card
* Two USB host connectors
* RC5-compatible infrared receiver
* RS232 debug port

The $499 box contains:
* Milkymist One, pre-flashed with Milkymist SoC and Flickernoise.
* Purple acrylic case
* Fast USB JTAG/serial daughterboard, based on the FT2232H chip and
supported by UrJTAG and OpenOCD.
* Accessories: power supply adapter (110/240 V~ 1A - EU plug), USB
cable, leaflet

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