How it all began..

A project log for A retro Console thing running on Arduino

A small, not complicated, retro Console using one or more Arduino Chips.

featheroffalconfeatheroffalcon 03/22/2017 at 22:350 Comments

The Project kind of started when I was browsing through Tronixstuff's tutorials.

I was totally amazed on how good the arduino actually is in displaying stuff and doing graphics. Of course it looks like 1970s graphics, but for that small chip, I think it is just staggering.

I then thought of how and for what I could use it, and as we still have an old TV running we actually use for watching TV I tried interfacing it with the Lib from the tutorial.

Now, it does not have a great resolution(128x96) however it is still more than the original Nokia 3310(84x48). The only problem I have is that it doesn't fill the full screen, it only uses about 2/3 of the screen.

I have now programed a small menu and the most classic game there is on this planet, PONG!

I am currently working with a friend of mine on a 3D-printed case for the controllers and the main board.

Pictures, code and circuit will follow.