Somehow I was not aware of this thing. It is a build tool for microcontrollers
Seems like people basically like it. 1000+ stars on github
python -m pip install -U platformio
make a folder
platformio init –board icestick
Holy crap. Is this thing going to download and setup the tools? THAT. IS. AWESOME. If it works.
Better yet clone this bad boy
go to the blink folder.
platformio run –target upload
Holy. Hell. It worked. THAT IS NUTS.
The commands it ran to compile
yosys -p "synth_ice40 -blif .pioenvs/icestick/hardware.blif" -q src/counter.v
arachne-pnr -d 1k -P tq144 -p /home/philip/Documents/platformio-examples/lattice_ice40/lattice_ice40-counter/src/counter.pcf -o .pioenvs/icestick/hardware.asc .pioenvs/icestick/hardware.blif
Hmm. I’m puzzled. Where did this come from? How did it know counter.v?
Mecrisp has an icestick version. Intriguing (Mecrisp is a forth implementation)
had to sudo apt install libreadline6 and gtkwave to run simulation
I had to follow these instructions to get the FTDI device to work
and change the platformio.ini file to say icestick instead of icezum. Actually i don’t think that is necessary.