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RBox: A DIY 32-bit game console
The RBox is a game console that is simple enough to build on the prototype area of a LPCXpresso ARM dev kit. You need just a crystal, a few capacitors and resistors. It uses the smallest and cheapest 32 bit CPU to generate 3D graphics and sound.
The power of the small and cheap ARMs is simply amazing! With a few resistors and capacitors you can turn a very cheap LPCXpresso to a game engine with
- 320x240 composite or s-video output generated entirely in software
- 256 colors with standard palette, up to 8k colors
- 8 bit 15khz stereo audio
It's unbelievable, isn't it? So warm up your soldering iron and build your own! :)