The MIThril hardware platform is a combination of off-the-shelf
components and custom engineered parts. As much as possible we have
tried to use commercially available pieces while meeting our
ergonomics, performance, and reliability constraints.
In the cases where off-the-shelf parts are not suitable, we have
designed special-purpose hardware. In order to make MIThril more
widely available, we are working on document packages for this
research hardware that will allow others to modify and extend our
hardware design work.
MIThril Construction and Assembly
Most of our MIThril construction documentation is to be found on the
Borglab wiki MIThril construction pages. If you have
questions about what connects to what, or how to get something
working, look there first.
Document Packages MIThril hardware, like MIThril software, is
licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public
License, version two or any later version, as interpreted by the
MIThril Hardware Design GPL Interpretation,
version one or any later version.
Available document packages:
- BSEdock: (half of the BSEV core) The MicroOptical driver and
MIThril body-bus connector board for the BrightStar ipEngine1.
(NOTE: this design is not endorsed by BrightStar engineering or
- Squirt 2: The Squirt 2 IR beacon/active tag.
- IR-suck: The Squirt 2 tag reader.
- README file for IR-suck document package.
- ir-suck.tar.gz: the IR-suck document package, tar.gz format.
- ir-suck.zip: the IR-suck document package, zip format.
- This is the USB-enabled MIThril body bus junction, which fully
supports the USB 1.1 standard (as well as passively routing the
other MIThril protocols and power.
For more information about MIThril, see the links to the left or contact
the MIThril team, <MIThril@media.mit.edu>.