So much has happened since we released Ultibo core it almost seems like a lot more than just a few months. We’ve been busy adding support for the Raspberry Pi 3, adding new features and drivers to support more hardware as well as squashing a few unwanted bugs along the way.
To make sure it remains as easy as ever to get started with Ultibo we’ve updated the Windows installer to include all of the latest features as of now. You can see more info about what else has changed by going to the announcement in the forum but in simple terms it includes everything that has happened since the previous release.
You can download the latest version of the installer by visiting the download page and use it to update your existing installation or to install Ultibo core from scratch.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and sometimes the only way to really explain something is to show it. To help everyone make the most of what Ultibo core has to offer we’ve started a new video series called Discovering Ultibo.
In each episode we’ll cover a different topic which could be anything from a simple code example to hints and tips you might not have found yet. The first two episodes in the series are now available and of course episode 1 covers the all important getting started, in episode 2 we open up the world of possibilites created by having USB support and show that just because Ultibo core doesn’t use an operating system it doesn’t have to be lacking in functionality.
We hope you enjoy the videos and look forward to hearing your suggestions for future topics, you can find the latest episode of Discovering Ultibo by clicking on the YouTube icon at the bottom of every page on the website.
It’s been a couple of months now since Ultibo core was released and we’ve noticed lately that the comments and questions have started to turn from exploring to thinking about how to do certain tasks.
Ultibo member Ron from Germany told us about his Z80 CP/M emulator that he built with Ultibo core, some may not remember the Z80 processor but it found its way into many of the products we all knew. Things like the Radio Shack TRS-80, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum and even the hugely popular GameBoy was based on a version of the Z80. In fact variations of it are still being made today, so you can see it is pretty awesome that Ron made his own emulator using Ultibo core.
We’d love to hear about what you are working on. It doesn’t have to be the latest and greatest idea, it could even be a work in progress.
So tell us about your projects, post a short description, a photo or a screenshot. Whatever it is we’re always excited to hear about it and you never know who else might be too, maybe it really will be the next big thing.
Okay, not everyone owns a Raspberry Pi yet. So we made a video of the demo image, the quality is not perfect and it won’t win an academy award but it should be enough so you can see what Ultibo is all about.
If you like what you see maybe it’s time to order your own Pi!
It is just over a week since Ultibo core was released and we really appreciate the great feedback, comments, questions and suggestions received so far.
When we started working on this project we had the idea to make something that was accessible and familiar, so people could create projects for embedded devices using tools and code that worked the same way as on any other platform.
This is just the beginning and there is still a lot to do, but it’s already been fantastic to hear there are others who think this is something they want to be a part of.
Thanks everyone, we look forward to hearing more about how you might be using Ultibo core and what ideas you have both for now and the future.
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