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October 26, 2014

Classic NES played using a Kinect

at 7:53 am. Filed under Game Hacks

 HWInterface

 

Tired of using a pesky remote control to play your video games? Paul DeCarlo used a Kinect sensor and some other bits and pieces to allow you to interface with some old video games!

Ingredients:

  • An NES console with game to test
  • An NES controller OR some wiring skills and a CD4021BE 8-bit shift register
  • 12 strands of wire, recommend Kynar
  • 8 1k resistors (technically any value from 1k to 50k should suffice)
  • 2 3.6k resistors (again higher not necessarily bad)
  • IoT board capable of running Firmata, Intel Galileo or Arudio Uno etc.
  • Kinect V2 Sensor for Windows OR recently announced Kinect V2 Adapter and existing Xbox One Kinect Sensor
  • Machine capable of running the Kinect V2 SDK

 

 


September 26, 2013

Double Useless Machine

at 1:08 am. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Game Hacks

  Double Useless Machine_2

 

So we have all seen a useless machine before and what could be more fun that one of those? How about a Double Useless Machine, this is the machine for us who might be a bit too lazy to interact with the machine. With this design you simply need to take the switch off the center mode and watch the machine in action.

 

 

Double Useless Machine


September 4, 2013

Bitcoin-Operated Pool Table

at 10:43 pm. Filed under Game Hacks

 

Stuart Kerr sent in some details about their Bitcoin-Operated Pool Table. With Bitcoin getting more traction as time goes on I think we will start to see more systems like this game that will accept bitcoin as an option.

“Basically we’ve made a pool table where payment can be made by Bitcoin instead of (well actually as well as) cash! It works pretty well, with a Raspberry Pi controlling the whole thing, and a Bitcoin QR code + LCD screen on the side for payments to be made. We’ve got a video showing it in action, with the pool balls being released just moments after the payment is sent from a mobile phone.”

 

 


August 10, 2013

BeagleBone GamingCape

at 1:45 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Game Hacks

 BeagleBone GamingCape

 

Max Thrun shared his latest project with us called the BeagleBone GamingCape. Wow, what an undertaking. The video below takes you through a time lapse view of the design of the custom PCB and the custom enclosure. The enclosure was tested by doing a print on a 3D printer before it was cut on a laser machine. The case design is an interesting layered design that is constructed from 1/8″ and 1/32″ sheets of Delrin.

PROJECT FEATURES

- 320×240 16Bit Color TFT LCD
– Analog joystick + 2 Thumb Buttons
– 3D Gyro, 3D Accelerometer, 3D Magnetometer
– Headphone Out + Mic In”

 

 

BeagleBone GamingCape

June 25, 2013

Sony Smartwatch Game

at 1:20 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks, Game Hacks

 

 How long before all the watches we have on our wrists are smart? Not sure but Sony is on the right track with their Smart Watch! It has an Android OS and is open to allow people to develop application for the watch. Check out this Smartwatch game, there are also some instruction on how you can start developing for the watch.


May 11, 2013

Hand Tracking Pong

at 2:04 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Game Hacks

Hand Tracking Pong 

 

For this Cornell ECE 5760 Hand Tracking Pong project Hanting Lu and Kedari Elety have connected a camera to an FPGA, the image is down sampled so that it is only looking at a 40 X 30 image to determine how the players are moving.

“The NTSC video signal from the camera is stored in the SDRAM at the rate of the TV Decoder Line clock (TD_CLK). Data is read from the SDRAM each time the VGA requests data. The data from the SDRAM is in YUV format which needs to be converted to RGB before sending it to the VGA. For skin detection, we added a filter at this converting module level such that in addition to the R,G and B values, the module also outputs a one bit binary 1 if it corresponds to a skin pixel. Else, zero. By doing this, the output on the VGA is now white corresponding to skin pixels and black otherwise.”

 

March 30, 2013

SNES Headphone Mod

at 5:51 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks, Game Hacks

 SNES Headphone Mod_3

 

Thanks to lyberty5 for sending in his audio headset built from a SuperNES controller.

“The controller was used as a base, I then rebuilt walls with bits of plastic and epoxy resin. I then used epoxy putty to model a circular shape, some bondo, and a lot of sanding. The whole thing was then painted. It’s not perfect and I’ve damaged the paint in some places. Also the controller itself had nicks and holes in the part I didn’t paint over, due to
its years of gaming.”

 

 

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