XGamestation sent me a link about their new AVR 8-bit Developement kit, XGS AVR 8-Bit Development System. After reading the details, I am impressed. The DIY video console game is nice, and showed me how the AVR 8-bit processor can be optimized to do complicated image processing(So far, I only use AVR for small project!). Let's take a look on the video demo first:
The kit includes:
1) XGS AVR 8-bit development board (VGA output, NTSC/PAL output, game controller(NES) port, PS/2 port, SD card slot, power regulator, serial port, audio output etc.)
2) AVR USB MKII ISP programmer
3) one NES clone gamepad
4) 1G MicroSD
5) DVD (includes all the codes, manuals to kick start)
One thing want to emphasis is the Ebook "Inside the XGS AVR 8-Bit" come with the kit, it is a comprehensive guide of programming AVR and also game console programming. If you are very interested on how the game console works, it is a good book for you too.
See? It is a complete kit for game console programming, it costs $139.95, you can buy it here: http://www.xgamestation.com/view_product.php?id=46&mid_img_index=0
Let me know if you make some cool games! I am pretty busy recently, otherwise, I really want to have a try! and write you an in-depth review on it!
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