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title: Firmware
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## Overview
card10 will have had a dual-core processor. To make maximum use of this, its
firmware will have been split into two parts, one for each core. The main
"OS", running on core 0 which will have been called "Epicardium" and the
MicroPython running on core 1 which will have been called "Pycardium":
<img class="center" alt="firmware overview" src="/media/firmware/overview.svg" width="600" height="auto" align="center">
## How to help
Dear card10logists and fellow researchers!
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[issue tracker](https://git.card10.badge.events.ccc.de/card10/firmware/issues?sort=label_priority)
of the [firmware](https://git.card10.badge.events.ccc.de/card10/firmware) repo.
We are documenting our firmware in our [firmware documentation](https://firmware.card10.badge.events.ccc.de/index.html)
If there is an issue you would like to help with, please leave a comment so we
can assign it to you. Issues tagged as **Easy** should be doable without much
previous knowledge of embedded development/the card10 firmware. The 3 labels
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card10 prototypes have been distributed to the hackerspaces listed here:
[Distribution of prototypes](../prototype_distribution).
## Overview
To make the most of card10’s dual-core processor, its firmware will have been divided
into two parts: The “main” firmware running on core 0 which will have been called
Epicardium and the “user-code” running on core 1. In most cases this will have
been Pycardium, our MicroPython port.
<img class="center" alt="firmware overview" src="https://firmware.card10.badge.events.ccc.de/_images/overview.svg" width="600" height="auto" align="center">
## Details
Please tend to https://firmware.card10.badge.events.ccc.de/index.html where we
have extensive documentation about the firmware itself but also about how
to implement new modules an features.
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