Developer Nicolai Shlapunov has created a new modular open source system specifically created for learning how to program and develop games. The DevBoy has this week launched via Kickstarter with the aim of raising $100,000 over the next 30 days to make the jump into production. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the modular hardware kit can help you learn to dove games and allows you to configure different gaming systems depending on your needs. “Ever wanted to build your own game console? Robot remote control? May be an oscilloscope? DevBoy is what you need!”
The DevBoy system uses an ARM Cortex-M4 core at 168 MHz 32-bit MCU with 1024 KB Flash,192 KB RAM and plenty of other peripherals (UART’s, SPI’s, I2C’s, ADC’s, DAC, etc.) The open source hardware uses System Workbench for STM32 a free Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment, similar to other IDE’s that are used by professional developers. DevBoy uses ST-Link debugger dongle, allowing you to debug code step-by-step, see variables, change variables value on the fly, etc.
Features of the open source DevBoy Modular System include :
– DIY – Do It Yourself
– Based on STM32F415RG MCU with Cortex-M4 core @ 168 MHz
– 1024 KB Flash and 192 KB RAM
– 2.8″ touchscreen display with 320×240 16 bit color resolution
– Two slots for Input Modules with 4 I/O lines(2 of them with analog input support)
– I/O port with almost all MCU I/O lines
– SD card slot
– Highly customisable
“DevBoy is a great educational platform; it has a powerful MCU, a qVGA graphical display with a touchscreen, but its most important component is a useful framework and all necessary libraries with a well commented code that allow create new applications easily.”
For more information on the full list of all available pledges jump over to the official Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below.