8-bit Game Console With Wireless Motion Controller

[Luis Cruz] built a gaming console with motion control. The circuit above connects via composite video to a television and communicates with a wireless controller. The controller is on a smaller breadboard which includes an accelerometer for the input and the infrared circuitry necessary for wireless data transmission back to the home system. Take a look at the first game he developed for it in the video after the break. There’s some details available (ie: he’s using ATmega168 and ATmega328 chips) but we’ve asked him to post code and schematics which he is currently cleaning up for mass consumption.

Ah, the 8-bit sound in that game takes us back to the glory days of Atari and Intellivision.


24 thoughts on “8-bit Game Console With Wireless Motion Controller

  1. looks like a challenging game.

    that boss cloud/ufo(?) looks ferocious – i was a little nervous when you went to battle it — good thing your aim is so sharp!

    Kidding aside, that is great. way to go.

  2. If someone did this with a omap3530 or some other chip with at least a decoder people would take interest. Their are literally hundreds if not thousands of dinosaur SBC projects on the net dating back to the 80s.

    Then again even with gumstix and beagle board nothing actually interesting never gets presented or finished.

  3. @sneakypoo: Top power rail: the red, orange and yellow jumpers that are clustered together don’t appear to go anywhere. Left most power rail above the power indicator LED the red and green jumpers go nowhere. There are other oddities like at the top behind the regulator a medium red to long yellow then doubling back into another medium red before ending at the 470(?) resistor which (A) jumps into two short blues to a medium grey into the uC and (B) has a short yellow jumper into a short blue jumper into nowhere

  4. @Erik: Good eye. I completely glanced over the “rail jumpers” for some reason but when you pointed it out I found a few more like them. But I’m guessing they’re just left overs from old versions. Knowing how my breadboards look I can’t really blame him :D

    I found it weird though that there aren’t any caps for the crystals and there’s only a single decoupling cap on the whole thing as far as I can see. There isn’t even any on the power regulator (unless it’s hidden behind the heat sink).

  5. “Now how about a homebrew 16 bit system running some kind of linux embedded operating system. For under 50 bucks. First one to build it gets a nickle :Д

    well dont be a lamer, go do it!

    “If someone did this with a omap3530 or some other chip with at least a decoder people would take interest. Their are literally hundreds if not thousands of dinosaur SBC projects on the net dating back to the 80s.”

    yea and 97% of that hardware was out of production and impossible to get by 1990

    google is your friend, so do a search for your 30 year old chips and you might be able to find a pdf of a photocopy of part of a datasheet to something you cant buy

  6. I wouldn’t say the sound is 8-bit Atari… more Pong, another 5 years earlier. I know, what we see is just the test of concept. Great job! Good way to learn some microcontroller design.

  7. @Milenko
    I was going to write a long post poking holes in what you had written.. but anyhow you can get China MIPS based machines running linux for around that price already. Look up the dingoo.

  8. Hello all!!

    Thanks all for your comments. I didn’t notice the feature of my project until today! :o

    Make sure to check out my website too! http://www.ees.intelsath.com
    If you can, please make a donation. :)
    The funds will be used for my studies in a college, and to keep up with my projects!

    Probably I will have the code and schematics available soon! But unfortunately I have been kinda busy with other stuff (such as school).
    I am currently working with the code and schematics to make it as clear as possible for every user.


  9. I just want to point out the following to all of you having a laugh about this kid’s atari look-a-like project. The creator is a 17 year old kid that does not have the resources that most of you have had and without the money, technology and resources is doing what most of you would wish. Adelante Luis, muchos exitos y no dejes a pendejos como estos desestimar tus logros!

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