Game-o-Tron 3000

Game-o-Tron 3000Overview

The Game-o-Tron 3000 is  a handheld games console based around a Teensy 3.1 board. This has an ARM Cortex M4 processor running at 72Mhz with 64K of RAM and 256K of flash for programs and static data. The screen is 320x240 pixels and is an ILI9325 on a Adafruit breakout board 18bit colour is supported of which 16bits are used here.The Teensy's analogue out pin is used with an amplifier and small speaker to provide mono sound. The controls are a D-pad, two gaming buttons and a start and option button which is used to change the volume and screen brightness. Power is provided by four AA batteries which last for several hours or via the USB port on the bottom, which is also used for programming. The case was 3D printed on an Ormerod printer.

There are currently two games: a snake game and an invaders-like game which can be selected from a built in menu system. There is plenty of space left in flash memory to add more.

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