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28 May 2011

Tinkerer and author John Graham-Cumming (he wrote the Geek Atlas) created an Arduino-based gaming system that fits in a can. [via]

On the left is the main controller (the power switch is visible) and on the right is the expansion controller with its cable. The left (red) controller also has a ‘fire’ button that isn’t visible and both have simple ‘paddle’ style controls.

Cansole: Arduino Based Video Game Console in a Can - [Link]

18 Mar 2011

Element14 has posted this online product training video as an introduction to Microchip PIC 8-bit microcontrollers. A good way for newbies to take their first steps using this inexpensive line of chips. [via]

Video intro to 8-bit PIC microcontrollers - [Link]

17 Mar 2011

The Mini AV Test Box is a self countained VGA/3.5mm Audio output device for testing to see if speakers or monitors are working in a quick and easy way. The VGA signal output is simply 3 blocks of Red, Green and Blue. The audio output is a single tone that can be changed with a trimpot/knob.

Mini AV Test Box – [Link]

22 Feb 2011

TI Launches video repository, interesting… [via]

TI recently launched a new video repository which really takes us to the next level in online video. This new system (which can be found at http://videos.ti.com) creates a one-stop-shop for seeing all the video content, High quality video streaming with full screen capability. Share functionality which will allow you to post the video right in the player to many popular social sharing sites. Email functionality which will allow you to email the video to friends who might also find it of interest. Embed codes which allow you to place the video on your own pages. But one of the key new items which we are now offering our customers is User Generated Video. If you make any videos about how to use TI products we want you to upload them to our site! Simply go to http://uploadvideo.ti.com and load your file! We’ll feature them on our portal and may even use your video on our website so others can use the information.

TI Launches video repository – [Link]


17 Feb 2011

Here’s a half-hour video produced by Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation in 1967 describing the integrated circuit (IC), its design and development process, and giving examples of late 1960s uses of IC technology. Serves to provide some perspective on how the industry started, and how far we’ve come. [via]

Retro integrated circuit video - [Link]

12 Jan 2011

Dan Reetz hates it when manufacturers don’t use standard connectors on their devices, so he hacked his Casio EX-FH100 and EX-F1 Shutter Release/Video/USB cable to find the pinout. [via]

Casio EX-FH100 and EX-F1 Shutter Release/Video/USB Pinout – [Link]

12 Jan 2011

Wayne and Layne have adapted Myles Metzler’s Tetris clone for use on their Video Game Shield. [via]

Myles recently ported an open Tetris clone to the Arduino. We added support for the Nunchuck (so now it works with both the Nunchuck and the Classic Controller) as well as music!

Arduino Tetris on the Video Game Shield – [Link]

16 Dec 2010

Video Amplifier Circuit using transistor BC547 & BC557

Video Amplifier - [Link]

5 Dec 2010

Naturetm documents the details on how to produce composite video using the MSP430 found on the TI Launchpad. He used two resistors and the source code is able to produce monochrome NTSC video in 192×40 resolution. [via]

TI Lauchpad composite video – [Link]

28 Oct 2010

This project is a small video game console build of a sandwiches a lithium button cell between the psp joystick and the pcb. It uses a ARM Cortex M0 32 bit cpu and is able to produce 3D graphics and sound. Output resolution is 320×240 composite or s-video and is able to produce 256 colors with standard palette. Sound is 8 bit 15khz stereo audio. Check construction details on the link below.

RBox: Smallest videogame console - [Link]



 
 
 

 

 

 

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