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Homebrew 8 BIT XMAS 2017 development multicart time!

May 24 at 7:54:02 PM
dragonwarrior83 (12)
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Even better retrousb has my debit card on file

May 24 at 8:40:26 PM
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Hey, that's pretty cool! I've always thought it would be funny to use an e-paper display for a cart label, because that would keep the image after you remove power. But I'm sure it would be more expensive, especially for a large sized one. LCD prices are pretty amazing these days.

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May 24 at 9:22:41 PM
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That's awe-inspiring shit right there. I likey

May 24 at 9:55:15 PM
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Originally posted by: Memblers

Hey, that's pretty cool! I've always thought it would be funny to use an e-paper display for a cart label, because that would keep the image after you remove power. But I'm sure it would be more expensive, especially for a large sized one. LCD prices are pretty amazing these days.
I looked for some but they were all large (5"+) for tablets, and needed a real video interface ($$$).  This one has simple SPI so cart hardware is only a small CPLD which also acts as the level translator for the flash     There were e-inks in the $20-30 range around a year ago.  

In this case color is also important to reproduce the previous xmas cart label art.

May 25 at 12:22:26 AM
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Oh man, how awesome is this going to look in the Xmas collection. Looks like I have just made the wife's Christmas shopping super easy

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May 25 at 7:40:46 AM
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Wow, this is really exciting!

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May 25 at 8:28:05 PM
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Oh I'm definitely going to want to buy this  

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May 25 at 8:32:42 PM
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Do you need a model for promotion?

May 25 at 8:53:07 PM
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Originally posted by: rdools

Do you need a model for promotion?



are you volunteering?

If so, I'll take two.

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May 25 at 9:49:27 PM
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Originally posted by: Bert

Originally posted by: rdools

Do you need a model for promotion?



are you volunteering?

If so, I'll take two.





Let me dig out the Christmas gear!

May 26 at 6:34:22 PM
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Added the flash chip and got it programming, so now it can show a real image on the LCD! Takes ~1.5 secs to copy the whole image. I can probably unroll loops to get it faster, but the drawing process will always be visible.

https://www.facebook.com/retroUSB...

May 26 at 6:52:12 PM
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Originally posted by: bunnyboy

Added the flash chip and got it programming, so now it can show a real image on the LCD! Takes ~1.5 secs to copy the whole image. I can probably unroll loops to get it faster, but the drawing process will always be visible.

https://www.facebook.com/retroUSB/photos/a.1027304100682326....


Ok, I need months to understand what others understand in seconds, and I often got things wrong. So, sorry for bothering if this is a silly question, and everyone else already got it right, but, I have to ask, because I am curious about it now:

"" is this screen (which you call 'label' ) going to be placed on each Xmas 2017 cart!? "" *wondering*.

If so, that's impressive for real, not just and only from a technical perspective (and this would already be plenty enough!), but also from a creativity perspective. The idea is great, the result (from the picture that you published) looks amazing, and the concept is really fun (in a positive way), I think.

I hope that I got it right, and in any case, well done!  

Edit: removed a smiley not supposed to be there.
Edit II: removed the incorrect "LE" acronym from the question.


Edited: 05/26/2017 at 10:30 PM by user

May 26 at 8:36:20 PM
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I was under the impression every Xmas 2017 cart sold was going to have the LED label.

May 26 at 9:27:12 PM
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I need one of these in my LE AVS.

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May 26 at 9:47:59 PM
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Originally posted by: KHAN Games

I was under the impression every Xmas 2017 cart sold was going to have the LED label.
Thanks, this is exactly what I was wondering about.  

On topic, once again: nifty, original, awesome idea!

May 31 at 5:15:59 PM
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Color me intredasted.

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May 31 at 9:27:33 PM
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brian - check yr email - I have Q's that need A's!  

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Jun 03 at 10:05:50 PM
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This could be a preamble to the coolest LE powerpak ever. An led label for the powerpak might be cooler than the AVS. Mind blowing.

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Jun 09 at 10:20:25 PM
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We never know maybe this cart will be the gift for who have the complete icon set this year   Seriously i want on for sure if reservation is needed :! Thank Bunny for wonderful ideas

Jun 09 at 11:49:59 PM
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Originally posted by: superbobby

We never know maybe this cart will be the gift for who have the complete icon set this year   Seriously i want on for sure if reservation is needed :! Thank Bunny for wonderful ideas



But you guys already have all the games.. :/

Jun 13 at 1:10:07 AM
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I have all the games, but no icon. Looking forward to this year's release!

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Jun 18 at 4:41:29 PM
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Here is to hoping that the LE AVS owners get a shot at any preorder.

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Jun 18 at 6:42:42 PM
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How about everyone just has a fair shot? If it's a pre-order how about just a drawing?

Jun 19 at 10:37:57 AM
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He's never done pre-orders for the XMAS stuff. Not sure why there's so many references to the possibility.

He's only done a pre-order for future AVS's since they sold out so quickly.

Jun 19 at 10:48:34 AM
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Originally posted by: KHAN Games

He's never done pre-orders for the XMAS stuff. Not sure why there's so many references to the possibility.

He's only done a pre-order for future AVS's since they sold out so quickly.

That's what I'm hoping for, business as usual. I think people are jumping the gun because that's how everyone else tends to do it.