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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
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You may have already seen Craft, a demo with its own custom hardware platform: a single 8-bit microcontroller. No discrete video or sound hardware, just 1 chip. Besides being technically impressive, it also has one of the most catchy chiptunes I've heard in a while. I've been looping it all day.
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From: c99koder
2008-08-26 12:44 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's pretty impressive!
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[User Picture]From: myth
2008-08-26 07:15 pm (UTC)
That is amazing. What's more amazing is that those AVR chips only cost like $4... you could probably build those units for like $8-$9 a piece. Take 'em with you around town and hook 'em up to whatever has speakers and a VGA connection... instant demoscene graffiti.
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[User Picture]From: pyrop
2008-08-27 12:01 am (UTC)
...WHAT.

Following Myth's line of thinking: I'm thinking that enough used CRTs are being chucked by people these days that you could get one of those, a cheapo speaker, a 120VAC->9VDC rectifier, and the Craft chipset, and make your own self-contained demo box.
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[User Picture]From: myth
2008-08-29 12:15 am (UTC)
Anyway, I see your Craft and raise you Uzebox.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2008-08-29 03:59 am (UTC)
Oh AWESOME. I love projects like this! Some day I need to dust off my soldering iron and try to build one of these from the specs.
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