Game Console Starter Kit
Game Console Starter Kit
Game Console Starter Kit
Game Console Starter Kit
Game Console Starter Kit
Game Console Starter Kit
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Game Console Starter Kit

Manufacturer: Nurve Networks
Product Code: GCSK1-01
Weight:8.00 lb
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Price: $99.95

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The XGameStation™ Pico Edition 2.0 is based on the technologies of its bigger brother the XGameStation™ Micro Edition. However, the Pico Edition is a more simplified unit that you assemble yourself! The XGS Pico Edition 2.0 comes with both the XGS Pico Edition 1.0 solderless breadboard and parts as well as the Pico PCB Add-On Kit, so it's two kits in one! After you build the solderless breadboard version then you can solder your unit together and have a completely portable embedded game system that you can re-program. The complete assembly instructions, architecture, and programming of the Pico Edition comes with the kit on CD as Chapter 11 and 12 of "Design Your Own Video Game Console". The Pico Edition may be simple, but it packs a punch with a Ubicom SX28 microcontroller running at a blazing 80.000MHz. Additionally, the PCB version of the Pico Edition that you will solder together has a 7-Segment readout, 15-pin interface, A/V jacks, and a built in Directional Gamepad, for a completely portable mini-game console.

"The Black Art of Video Game Console Design" is written for the programmer and/or hobbyist interested in software game development, but also wants to understand the hardware games are implemented on.This book assumes no prior knowledge of Electrical Engineering or Computer Architecture, but takes you on a breathtaking journey from atomic semiconductor theory to the design and construction of basic video game consoles that you can build and write your own games for! Included in the book is the entire design of numerous embedded game systems including the XGameStation Pico Edition 1.0 (kit included).

"The Black Art of Video Game Console Design"with its 900+ pages covers everything you need to know to design your own game console including:

  • Basic atomic physics and semiconductor theory primer.
  • Introduction to circuit analysis; current, voltage, and resistance.
  • Analog design using discrete components.
  • Digital electronics and Boolean algebra.
  • Physical hardware construction and prototyping techniques.
  • Combinational logic and advanced integrated circuit building blocks.
  • Finite state machine design.
  • Computer architecture and design.
  • Understanding and using microprocessors and microcontrollers.
  • Developing software for embedded systems.
  • Designing video (NTSC/VGA), audio, and input device systems.
  • Interfacing and communications.
  • The complete design and discussion of the XGS Game Consoles.


Bonus Material

Includes a complete eCopy of the best seller Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus.
 

CD-ROM Contains

  • eBooks in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
  • PCB and circuit simulation tools.
  • Data sheets.
  • Demos and source code.
  • Complete designs to numerous embedded systems including the XGS Game Consoles.

XGS Pico Edition PCB fullly assembled and running on external power adapter (not included).XGS Pico Edition PCB Add-On complete kit parts (included with XGS Pico Edition 2.0).XGS Pico Edition PCB designs (slightly different from solderless breadboard version).XGS Pico Edition PCB running the pre-loaded game demo on a TV.XGS Pico Edition PCB fully assembled with annotation.Showing assembly step for XGS Pico PCB's 5V power supply.Location of de-coupling capacitors during XGS Pico Edition PCB assembly.The Assembled XGS Pico Edition with Color Coding and SX-Key Programmer (optional).The XGS Pico Edition Running Racer City in Monochrome Mode Ported from the XGS Micro Edition.Building the Power Supply on the Pico Edition.Adding the Reset Circuit and Programming Port to the Pico Edition.Adding the Audio/Video Sections to the Pico Edition.Software Based NTSC Color Demo Running on Pico Edition.O-Scope View of Software Based NTSC Color Demos Synthesized Color Burst Signal Running on Pico Edition.

The Game Console Starter Kit is the ultimate resource for getting you started with game console development. The kit includes everything you see including the XGameStation™ Pico Edition 2.0 Kit which includes both the solderless and PCB version of the XGS™ Pico Edition. Also included in the kit is a hardcopy of the one of a kind book "The Black Art of Video Game Console Design" written by André LaMothe. Optional 9V DC power supply, programming hardware, and cables can be purchased separately.

What's Inside the Kit

The XGameStation Pico Edition 2.0 is based on the technologies of its bigger brother the XGameStation Micro Edition. However, the Pico Edition is a more simplified unit that you assemble yourself! The XGS Pico Edition 2.0 comes with both the XGS Pico Edition 1.0 solderless breadboard and parts as well as the Pico PCB Add-On Kit, so it's two kits in one! After you build the solderless breadboard version then you can solder your unit together and have a completely portable embedded game system that you can re-program. The complete assembly instructions, architecture, and programming of the Pico Edition comes with the kit on CD as Chapter 11 and 12 of "Design Your Own Video Game Console". The Pico Edition may be simple, but it packs a punch with a Ubicom SX28 microcontroller running at a blazing 80.000MHz. Additionally, the PCB version of the Pico Edition that you will solder together has a 7-Segment readout, 15-pin interface, A/V jacks, and a built in Directional Gamepad, for a completely portable mini-game console.

"The Black Art of Video Game Console Design" is written for the programmer and/or hobbyist interested in software game development, but also wants to understand the hardware games are implemented on. This book assumes no prior knowledge of Electrical Engineering or Computer Architecture, but takes you on a breathtaking journey from atomic semiconductor theory to the design and construction of basic video game consoles that you can build and write your own games for! Included in the book is the entire design of numerous embedded game systems including the XGameStation Pico Edition 1.0 (kit included).

"The Black Art of Video Game Console Design" with its 900+ pages covers everything you need to know to design your own game console including:

• Basic atomic physics and semiconductor theory primer.
• Introduction to circuit analysis; current, voltage, and resistance.
• Analog design using discrete components.
• Digital electronics and Boolean algebra.
• Physical hardware construction and prototyping techniques.
• Combinational logic and advanced integrated circuit building blocks.
• Finite state machine design.
• Computer architecture and design.
• Understanding and using microprocessors and microcontrollers.
• Developing software for embedded systems.
• Designing video (NTSC/VGA), audio, and input device systems.
• Interfacing and communications.
• The complete design and discussion of the XGS Game Consoles.

Bonus Material

Includes a complete eCopy of the best seller Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus.

CD-ROM Contains

• eBooks in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
• PCB and circuit simulation tools.
• Data sheets.
• Demos and source code.
• Complete designs to numerous embedded systems including the XGS Game Consoles.


Game Console Starter Kit Package Includes

  • Hardcopy of "The Black Art of Video Game Console Design", including CD.
  • XGameStation Pico Edition Kit 2.0 including CD and complete assembly instructions.
  • Entry level soldering iron (plus solder) to solder together the PCB version of the XGS Pico Edition.

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