Back in January, I kicked off a series of microcontroller-themed articles by showing off a couple of basic handheld games that I built with my kids. A bit later, I followed up with a more ambitious project to revive a block-pushing classic on an 8-bit MCU interfaced to a full-color OLED display. In an era of Raspberry Pi everywhere, I wanted to illustrate the ease of building non-trivial apps on bare-metal platforms — with no operating systems, no drivers, and no third-party libraries to get in the way.
Thank you for the post, always enjoy reading them! Which software did you use to create the circuit layout diagram?
I really appreciate these posts. As a software engineer I've been tinkering with a bit of electronics and really want to put something together "from scratch", but there's quite a lot to get in to. Your series is such an inspiration and studying how you've put things together is both fun and educational. I wish there was a "zero-to-handheld console" electrical engineering course to do... but this together with Andre LaMothe's general EE course is the next best thing.