Building your own Netduino-powered Game Console – Part 1

So, you’ve decided to build your own PIX-6T4 game console and you’re excited about learning C#?

Awesome! Buckle up, you’re in for a wild ride🙂

The first step of your journey starts with gathering a few parts, which you can find listed in this spreadsheet along with their current retail price and links to the suppliers. In a nutshell, you’ll need about $95 to get all the required parts.

In an effort to keep the number of suppliers down to a minimum for your convenience, most of the parts for the PIX-6T4 prototype come from Sparkfun Electronics.

However, there are many alternative suppliers out there and with some research in Octopart, you will be able to reduce the cost of building this prototype.

Next time, we’ll cover the first step of the build, laying out the IC sockets, the analog joysticks, and some headers on the prototyping board, just like this:

 

 

Cheers,

-Fabien.

 

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