Cool! Isn’t it? Totally love the idea and the execution! Those pixel art animations and the sound design are amazing!
I don’t have a Steam account, but maybe this situation is going to change soon.
Today I’ve been listening to this podcast from the BBC – The Documentary called “Rocking the Stasi” which talks about the role of music (specially rock and punk) in the fall of the Berlin Wall. Very interesting and well explained. If you have free time (or not) give it a listen.
Several months ago, in my spare time and as a gift to a friend, I started a mod to a NES gamepad. Last week, finally, I wrapped it up.
The Nesduino ( yes, a very original name 😉 ) includes four main functionalities:
- A clock visualizer with four modes
- Three configurable alarms with different tunes to choose (Mario Bros, Indiana Jones, Star Wars and Legend Of Zelda)
- Five games (Snake, Flappy Bird, Cat&Mice, Simon and Dice)
- Ten background animations
The electronics consist in a Wemos D1 Mini, a small speaker, a red 8×8 dotted led matrix and the original NES pcb. Besides, the device is powered by USB. If you want to take a look to the code, here it is.
It’s been a very enjoyable project and also I’ve learned a lot along the way, specially about game development. I only miss the possibility to use the gamepad with the computer via HID , but as far as I know, the Wemos D1 doesn’t support it.
And if you’re a retro lover like me, all this modifications worth just to save an old gamepad and give it a whole new life.
Yep. Karma. You can’t avoid it. At the end of the day, the hard work is the only shortcut. As we say in Spain: «Dime de qué presumes y te diré de qué careces.»