A NES Motherboard For The Open Source Generation
As the unique hardware from the golden period of Eight-bit pc gaming turns into a bit lengthy within the tooth, holding it alive has grow to be one thing of a priority for lovers. There have been a succession of remanufactured components for lots of the main platforms of the day, and now because of [Redherring32] it’s the flip of the NES console.
The OpenTendo is a totally open-source alternative for an authentic front-loading Nintendo Entertainment System motherboard, utilizing each authentic or after-market Nintendo CPU and PPU chips, and different nonetheless available parts. It doesn’t incorporate Nintendo’s CIC lockout chip — Drew Littrell wrote an amazing article on how that safety characteristic labored — but when you actually need the authenticity there may be additionally the NullCIC undertaking that may simulate that part.[Source: Hackaday]