Recently I've been doing more hardware and less software. My main focus is custom PCBs with FPGAs (progammable logic). Usually I take the hard route, hit every possible snag but the payoff is lots of lessons learned I suppose.
64DRIVE DEVELOPMENT TOOL
Everything I ever wanted in a N64 tool. These have been sold to people all over the world.
Polish and attention to detail are the name of the game here. Click the picture to see more information or buy one.
HDMI DIGITAL UPCONVERTER FOR N64
Upscales digital video and audio from the N64, applying CRT effects at 1080p.
Image quality is vastly improved from analog TV.
BONFIRE FPGA GAME BOARD
Took a stab at designing my own game console. Really just a platform around dual FPGAs with DDR memory.
Spent enough time on systems design that I never got around to the 3D hardware. Next version!
In 2003 a Chinese outfit headed by a former SGI designer/Gamecube arch designer licensed the N64 design files from Nintendo.
This page describes the progress I've made towards running custom software on it (i.e. not much)
IEE PLASMA CHARACTER DISPLAY
Bought a couple circa 1980 industrial plasma display off eBay and built a crappy power supply.
Later on, designed a better PSU, still need to finish the FPGA controller.
PLANAR EL DISPLAY
Another obscure display tech. EL (Electroluminescient), the same in your Indiglo watch backlight or old cell phone backlight.
Actually made a simple controller by zip tying a DE0 onto the back. Whoopie