RBox: A diy 32 bit game console for the price of a latte – rossum’s posterous

June 22, 2010 | electronics | By: Mark VandeWettering

32 bit processors now cost $1. That means that you can build fairly competent video games for the price of a coffee. Check it out:

RBox: A diy 32 bit game console for the price of a latte – rossum’s posterous.

Addendum: The prototype is actually built on a small board that can be ordered from Digikey for about $30. The software is a teensy bit clever (maybe more than a teensy bit). It generates video entirely via interrupts, but the clever thing is that it uses the SPI interface on the chip in a way that allows you to generate the necessary chroma signals without overburdening the main cpu, which generates the luma part of the signal. Quite clever.

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Time 6/23/2010 at 1:54 pm

[...] Rossum designed this nifty RBox DIY 32 bit game system using only a cheap processor development board and a few external components. If you’ve been looking to get your feet wet in ARM development, this could be a good starting point! For now, building the project requires a bit of hardware modification to a commercial development board, however the project creator is working on a PCB design that contains the extra parts. Source code and schematic available at the project site. [via brainwagon] [...]

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Time 6/23/2010 at 2:05 pm

[...] Rossum designed this nifty RBox DIY 32 bit game system using only a cheap processor development board and a few external components. If you’ve been looking to get your feet wet in ARM development, this could be a good starting point! For now, building the project requires a bit of hardware modification to a commercial development board, however the project creator is working on a PCB design that contains the extra parts. Source code and schematic available at the project site. [via brainwagon] [...]

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Time 6/23/2010 at 7:12 pm

[...] Rossum designed this nifty RBox DIY 32 bit game system using only a cheap processor development board and a few external components. If you’ve been looking to get your feet wet in ARM development, this could be a good starting point! For now, building the project requires a bit of hardware modification to a commercial development board, however the project creator is working on a PCB design that contains the extra parts. Source code and schematic available at the project site. [via brainwagon] [...]

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