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Gameduino is a DIY, Open Source Game Platform Built on Arduino That's Ridiculously Awesome

Mar 09, 2011, 00:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Gameduino is a DIY game platform built on a shield for the Arduino. It's open source hardware (BSD and, for the code, GPL). Okay, that's fairly cool. But what makes this project special is that this inexpensive board (a $50 donation buys you one) has hardware that's capable enough to be interesting, as seen in the video.

"We're talking smooth-scrolling 8-bit graphics and full 12-bit stereo sound synthesis, 512×512-pixel backgrounds, hundreds of sprites… check out the specs:

video output is 400×300 pixels in 512 colors
all color processed internally at 15-bit precision compatible with any standard VGA monitor (800×600 @ 72Hz)
512×512 pixel character background"

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