Congrats on making HAD @rv6502!
Hey @rv6502 your on hackaday again this time for your bad apple demo! https://hackaday.com/2019/01/08/bad-apple-via-the-arduino-mega/
How do you flash a new game? I can’t seem to get into flashlight mode with this installed and it doesn’t have the usb library.
Stephane, you’re amazing… after starfox, the bad apple video coded in the MEGA… Impressionnant Bien joué. Well done. I hope youll continue to works on these consoles and Arduino, i like tht you do (as many think too).
Hum, i wish you do same on the META as i would see this Star Fox on a color Aduino Console too… With that you done with 2 colors, its could be amazing if you could do same with the colors and the hardware…
You have to push the reset button just before flashing.
It’s not bricked but it’s the same trick to reflash.
You can use the arduino IDE or avrdude (bundled with flashing apps) or another tool by pressing reset just before flashing
avrdude -F -v -patmega32u4 -cavr109 -P/dev/ttyACM0 -b57600 -D -Uflash:w:/tmp/Puzzle_Minesweeper_Minesweeper.EN-GB.hex:i
the parameter -P will change according to where your Arduboy shows up (a COMx port on windows, /dev/cu.usbmodemXXXXX on OSX)
Replace /tmp/Puzzle_Minesweeper_Minesweeper.EN-GB.hex with whatever .hex file (don’t forget to keep the :i at the end
There is a video guide here as well, be careful of the reset button it is delicate!
I was pretty close to not even having the reset button at all! Wow!
Interesting. The META doesn’t offer schematics and threaten people with patent lawsuits … ( https://gamebuino.com/community/topic/schematics-layout )
I get the not releasing schematics part (fair enough) but the threats are too much to my taste. At first I thought “Fine, I’ll just figure it out” but reading further into the thread: naaaah.
Not sure I want to put that much effort and the net result would be them getting more hardware sales and not much for me, really.
Compare to the Arduboy where even if I could build my own clone since @bateske gave the schematics (and I literally have all the hardware already at home as my bills-paying job is to build & program custom devices & robots) I still bought an actual Arduboy for the nifty sturdy casing.
It’s a niche market and people in it are willing to pay for the quality. (next time please get a display with video-sync signal tho )
Ouch, that has honestly put me off the gameduino. I was considering purchasing one but that attitude… nah pass
I know, right? And you can’t patent-lawsuit over reverse-engineering schematics anyway.
They can patent the physical form-and-function (as one) of the casing as it may be an novel idea, trademark the brand, copyright the bootloader & OS/menu. All of these can protect against exact clones/copies.
But they can’t use patent law against someone who just releases schematics.
And they can’t sue over a compatible device unless the firmware is pirated (At least in the US/Canada as far as I know. Plenty of legal precedents.) Their device is just a bunch of off-the-shelf parts put together (in a nice case), too simple for patent law to be used over this.
I’d still be open to paid work if they want a “killer app” to push sales. Business is business. But they set the tone to business so that’s what it’s gonna be. The device looks fun tho.
I’m getting completely Off-Topic but it was too preposterous to not comment on it
Thanks for your answer, i understand and it’s true that the spirit of the Arduboy and of this forum is amazing. I’ll not launch a debat on the META as it’s totally out of the subject and it was not the spirit i was asking. I had just imagine how fine Starduino could be with colors and i would say that the both things i have seen from your works was amazing video of bad Apple and Starduino and i hope you’ll continue works like these creations
I’ll keep doing stuff for sure I try to do some random experiment release once a year or so.