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From the first thoughts on this project, I knew there needs to be an LCD on the gaming console. It's something that I've never seen before on one, but think it would add so much to the overall look of the system.   It's not a simple task by any means to incorporate an LCD screen and means working out how to control the GPIO through ubuntu, but it becomes more difficult thinking about the information actually displayed. What's going to be written on it?   The easiest messages to displ ...
The first part of the Hadron Vortex G2 project is all about the software. Important milestone are installing and configuring an operating system for administration, Installing and configuring gaming emulators, creating custom launchers for the games to run independantly without desktop support.   Risers have been installed onto the four corners of the Gizmo 2 board to act as legs and keep it's base raised above my desk to prevent any short circuits or static generated from the surface it's ...
What is it? It's the project I'm working on in order to review the Gizmo2 single board computer as part of a roadtest here at Element 14. For my project, I chose to make a retro style games console that plays emulated games initially from the amiga and arcade machine platforms. Why "Hadron Vortex G2?" With it being retro styled I also wanted it have a retro type name. The very first video game system was called the Magnavox Odyssey and then came name like Master System and Mega D ...
  visit http://www.element14.com/community/people/violet/blog/2015/04/15/hadron-vortex-g2--content-index for an index of progress reports, technical details and much much more.   Content will be added regularly until the project is complete so don't forget to keep checking back!!   Lucie ...
This is where new content updates and links will appear as progress is made:     1) Picture advert exploiting Courseware mode on Tektronix TBS1202B-EDU http://www.element14.com/community/people/violet/blog/2015/04/14/gizmo-2-roadtest-project--hadronvortexg2 2) Cyberpunk distopian style teaser video http://www.element14.com/community/people/violet/blog/2015/04/15/hadron-vortex-g2-video-transmission 3) Project overview http://www.element14.com/community/people/violet/blog/2015/04/15/hadr ...
  and on the scope:   ...