Kestrel-3 Family

Hello, and welcome to the Fossil repository for the Kestrel-3 family of computers. The Kestrel-3 is a (mostly) MPLv2 licensed computer design. (Disclaimer: I'm seriously considering relicensing the finished result GPLv3, however. While I haven't committed to this decision, it seems like a logical choice considering how successful other GPL'ed open hardware projects have been. More on this later as I feel motivated to document my thoughts.) Folks familiar with the classic home computers of the mid-80s (e.g., Commodore 64 or 128, Apple IIgs, Atari 8-bits, ZX Spectrum, et. al.) can think of the Kestrel-3 as exactly that kind of home computer, but built with a fresh and new design. For this reason, I consider the Kestrel-3 a neo-retro computer.


The Kestrel-3 is designed to empower and encourage the owner to learn about and even tweak the software and hardware for their own benefit.

Technical Resources

Relevant Articles

These are mainly just my thoughts on matters relevant to, but not necessarily in direct relationship with, the Kestrel-3 project.


Permissions and Contributions

Lessons Learned from Kestrel-2DX Development

Use Intelligent Storage Devices, not SD/MMC Cards.