The UzeBox the coolest thing I’ve seen in a really really long time, a full tile-based gaming system built on a Atmega644 + AD725 (which does all the nasty colorburst stuff). Ive spent some time with the AD725 but at the time I was using an Atmega16 and didn’t get nearly as far – pretty much just colorbars
I’ve already ordered parts to build my own…The project is fully documented, open source hardware and firmware. Is this not the perfect kit or what?
This tetris game is probably at the very upper limit of what is possible using this core, but its really impressive considering there’s no graphics processor or video buffer!
I’ve never been into rocketry or space science but this space experimentation kit based on the MSP430 chipset (probably chosen for its ultra-low-power consumption) just looks awesome. Add a radio and whatever custom electronics you’d like and its ready to launch…
I don’t own a logic analyzer (does a 4-channel scope count?) but I’m quite tempted to build this $10 logic analyzer. Its essentially just a atmega16 and a 74hc04, good for up to 5mhz. I like the ’04 substituting for a MAX232, its sneaky but I’ve done it myself & it does work just fine.
I’m looking over the minimal LinuxStamp project and like what I see! Its basically a pared down linux board running on an ARM with USB, Ethernet and SD card slot. There are breakout pins for the chip on either side and the entire project is open source. See also: Make Controlle board, Chumby
This to-be art project from Root Of Two combines electronics, speakers and a table. The project uses an Arduino and a Wave Shield and will have some sort of motion sensor – perhaps it will start speaking when people get close to it?
This is exactly the kind of project I was thinking of when I designed the Wave shield so I’m glad to see it being used!