gameduino 2 It is the new version of the shield (accessory) for Arduino, which turns our Arduino into an 8-bit video game console in the style of the old NES, SEGA Master System and the legendary Atari 2600. With it, a VGA video output of 400 × 300 pixels and 12-bit sound are achieved thanks to synthesizer.
The project developers Gameduino are looking for external funding to be able to update the hardware and software of the add-on. It seems that the interest of manufacturers is increasing, since with Gameduino we turn the Arduino platform into a great game development console. With it you can both run retro games and the classic titles we played years ago and create your own games thanks to a library at your disposal.
Kickstarter is campaigning for Gameduino's successor, Gameduino 2, from which it is expected to raise more than its predecessor ($ 38.297, ten times more than originally expected). Gameduino 2 will improve the graphics of the previous board, getting 32-bit graphics and 256Kb of RAM dedicated to graphics, as well as increasing the resolution to 480 × 272 px. It will be accompanied by a 4.3 ”TFT touch screen with accelerometer, microSD card and audio output. The developers will also include detailed manuals so that those who wish to develop games or do their experiments with it have everything documented.
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