Session Details

Session Details2019-01-07T06:21:08-05:00

Build Your Own Portable Gaming System - Part 2

Presented by: Paul Pagel

Looking for a portable gaming system that you can hack on?  Want to learn how to solder and assemble your own circuit board?  Perhaps you want to re- experience the classic games and computer systems of your childhood.  Maybe you want to make and process CD-quality audio from a variety of sources.  If so, this is YOUR workshop!

This session will show participants how to harness the power of the Teensy 4.1 and hardware peripherals in the system that they built in Part 1.   Using a variety of sketches and tools, we'll learn how to make interesting sound effects and custom graphics for games or other multimedia applications.  Participants will also be guided through the process of loading several popular games and emulators such as Doom, Nintendo NES, Atari ST, and others for a  retro mobile gaming experience.

Part 1 is a prerequisite for this session.  Prior coding experience with a C-based language is helpful, but not required.  Participants must bring a fully-charged laptop with an accessible USB A port or adapter, and  VS Code or Arduino IDE installed.

Tags: HardwareLevel: Introductory and overview