ds brut – open hardware prototyping platform for the Nintendo DS

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ds brut – open hardware prototyping platform for the Nintendo DS

Gottfried writes in about the DS brut

Hi there, at the beginning of this year, Gordan Savicic (who did the infamous “contraint city” wifi-nds-corset project, featured on MAKE blog, WMMNA and others) and myself desperately needed an I/O card for the Nintendo DS for a project of ours. So we set out to build one, reverse engineered all missing bits of documentation, build prototypes, wrote software for it and finally had a small batch of our printed circuit board designs made in China, we now want to share with our fellow makers. The device allows for easy, Arduino-style access to all kind of hardware interfaces, like an UART, GPIO pins, PWM output, analog/digital converters, I²C bus – which allow you too get readings from all kinds of sensors and control devices, all directly from within Nintendo DS code. Best of it: it’s all open, and the code running on the embedded Atmega168 chip can be very easily updated/tinkered around with, using available and free tools.

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