GBC and TI - Other Embedded Platforms and Hardware Hacking
This thread is about the game boy color and the Texas instruments graphing calculators
I'm still in the process of setting up my room.
I've been doing a lot of reading about hardware hacking and I thought something interesting would be a look at the computers that are all around us - even if we do not notice them.
Everyone uses a calculator at some point, and Gameboys are (or used to be) incredibly prevalent.
Both can be acquired cheaply used - I myself have been biking around to thrift shops in my area to look for old gameboys to play around with.
Sadly I cannot mess too much with my graphing calculator because I need it for calc still ;(
I might grab another one used to play around with though.
This is a web browser for graphing calculators, pretty crazy.
Is an operating system designed for graphing calculators.
"castle" is the application launcher
"fileman" is the file manager
"calendar" is a calendar application https://github.com/KnightOS/calendar
"bed" is a basic text editor
"kcc" knight c compiler
"periodic" The periodic table of elements
and lots of other goodies!
As for gameboys:
I have collected some resources and linked them below:
(Tons of resources) http://www.devrs.com/gb/
(couple tips) http://www.loirak.com/gameboy/gbprog.php
This goes in depth into programming for the game boy advance
(for gba) http://www.coranac.com/tonc/text/toc.htm
Also there is a thing called lsd (Little sound dj)
which turns your gameboy into a musical instrument
And finally this is nixers after all, so I leave you with:
Unix on a game boy advance
Have a great day everyone and I will post more when I get a hold of one!
The first programs I wrote were on my graphing calculator for high school.
I used to write programs that automatically solved some maths problems and just before the exams people were begging me to transfer it to their calculators. This got me a lot of free lunch.
There's a plug in the calculator that is used to transfer data from one calculator to another.
Unfortunately I didn't have the adapter to connect it to a computer so I had to type everything on the calculator keyboard which took a lot of patience.