The Much More Personal Computer. MNT Reform is the radical, ultimate open hardware laptop, designed and assembled in Berlin.
Expansion Powerhouse for Commodore® Amiga. MNT ZZ9000 adapts the classic computer to contemporary HD graphics, USB storage and network interfaces.
Ultra-compact Mechanical Keyboards to Auditable Cameras. MNT peripherals deliver ergonomics and auditability.
MNT Research is driven by the idea of a digital future that is open-source, accessible and modular. Our innovative, interdisciplinary team sets high standards in terms of quality and sustainability. We combine these principles by developing open source hardware, software and textiles in Berlin, Germany.
We hope that everyone is having a festive, warm winter with friends and family. 2023 is right around the corner, so we decided it was time to share the latest and greatest from the world of MNT Reform. Here's what's been going on….. → Read Article
In 2020 we started an exploratory project to build an Open Hardware FPGA based development platform on top of our laptop MNT Reform, whose motherboard, input devices, power system and case were already Open Hardware. MNT RKX7, which was funded by NLnet, took the shape of a module that can be plugged into the MNT Reform's motherboard instead of its regular i.MX8MQ processor... → Read Article
The LS1028A CPU Module is an Open Hardware SOM (System-on-Module) developed as a joint venture between RBZ Embedded Logics, Madrid and MNT Research, Berlin. RBZ designed the electronics of the module. The project receives funding by the NLnet Foundation. Today we are demonstrating a functional prototype of the module integrated into the MNT Reform Open Hardware Laptop... → Read Article
Happy Summer! July is here and with the new month, we're looking forward to enjoying the warm weather and late night light. That might sound like the MNT Research team is taking a vacation, however there's so much exciting stuff going on that we had to write up another post. Let's dive in!.. → Read Article
Pocket Reform is a 7 inch mini laptop from MNT Research. We condensed the best features of MNT Reform into a smaller, lighter, and more affordable device while adding some new exciting details... → Read Article
2022 is off to a great start for the MNT Research team and the MNT Reform Community! With hundreds of Reforms in the hands of users, and even more on the way, the ecosystem is thriving... → Read Article
We're pleased to announce that after design changes, manufacturing delays, component shipping delays, and more component shipping delays, the MNT Reform USB Keyboard is finally in production. Thank you for your patience! Although it is a bit different than initially envisioned, we think this peripheral is worthy of your hacking setup, whether you use it on the go or at a desk... → Read Article
When it became clear near the end of 2020 that things would be delayed by at least 2 months, we jumped at the opportunity to improve an aspect of the laptop that had been a matter of criticism by beta customers:.. → Read Article
This article is an update to MNT Reform, our open hardware laptop... → Read Article
MNT Reform is the ultimate open hardware laptop, designed and assembled in Berlin, Germany. MNT Reform is uniquely designed to be as open and transparent as possible, and to support a free and open source software stack from the ground up. We invite you to take a look under the hood, customize the documented electronics, and even repair it yourself if you like. The Reform laptop has no built-in surveillance technologies, cameras, or microphones, so you can be confident that it will never spy on you. Built not around Intel technology, but NXP i.MX8MQ with 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 cores (upgradeable), MNT Reform has a much easier to understand architecture than conventional laptops... → Read Article
I'm typing this on a MNT Reform version 2, motherboard revision 2. Almost exactly one year has passed since we finished the previous big incarnation of Reform (which we call version 1). Back then, it was powered by i.MX6 and we needed at least a full day to assemble one. The new Reform has a much simpler architecture, more power, a bigger 1080p eDP display, a keyboard with a satisfying writing experience, and it can be used to get real work done. It can be assembled in half an hour (given populated PCBs)... → Read Article
MNT ZZ9000 is the successor to the VA2000 Amiga graphics card. But it can do more than just graphics: based on the Xilinx ZYNQ XC7Z020 chip, it features not only a powerful 7-series FPGA, but also 2x 666MHz ARM Cortex-A9 cores and 1GB of DDR3 memory. All Picasso96 rendering functions are fully accelerated using custom ARM routines. As a bonus, ZZ9000 features an Ethernet connector with SANA-II support, and a USB connector for mounting an USB stick as an Amiga drive... → Read Article
During the last few months, based on feedback from beta customers and our own dog-fooding experiences, Ana and I redesigned almost all parts of MNT Reform, our libre laptop. We are now close to a concept that — we believe — will deliver on the promises of the campaign, in terms of modularity, openness, usability and performance... → Read Article
A few days before Christmas 2018, we assembled the last one of the Reform Beta units. 13 Reform laptops exist in total; 10 went out to the adventurous people who pre-ordered them, two are for ourselves and one went to Crowd Supply in Portland as the demo unit for the upcoming campaign... → Read Article
MNT introduces a new, open computer system. Launching soon on Crowd Supply... → Read Article
Not many people seem to know that you can use hardware accelerated, stock Xorg (incl. Glamor) with the Vivante GPU found in the i.MX6 SOCs. In the past, this required using the out-of-tree "xf86-video-armada" driver. Because I sometimes meet people online that are very surprised I'm using the built-in "modesetting" driver instead, here is how to do it... → Read Article
VA2000 was MNT's first graphics card for the Zorro bus implemented as open source gateware for a Spartan-6 FPGA. It is superseded by MNT ZZ9000... → Read Article
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