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Tome GS Homebrew Game System

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I am developing a handheld game system called the Tome GS. I have been kicking around the idea for a while and finally decided to go for it. It is based around the sam7s256 micro controller with 64k ram and 256k of flash for firmware. It uses mini sd for game storage. The cpu is fast enough that it could be used as a music player(wav, mp3, aac). The project will be tackled in three stages hardware -> firmware -> software. I am nearing completion of the hardware phase and have posted a few videos of my progress.
">video of circuit board
">video of lower casing I have been working on so many projects none were making any progress so I decided to work on one per week. That seems to be a sweet spot for me. I alternate between 3d animation, electronics and game programming. I am in the process of creating a web site for my projects you can check it out at www.nmdforward.com and the Tome GS project page at www.nmdforward.com/tgs.htm.

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Yea, the dpad and buttons were harvested from a usb joypad. I don't know a place where you can purchase buttons and the rubber contacts.

Tome Update:
I have mounted the lcd to the top case and it is almost finished. The system is placed next to the Nintendo DS for size comparison.

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looks cool, if you ever start selling them I think you should make the casing less clay like :P Don't forget to post a video of you playing on it when it's done (-:

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