furrtek

is creating Retro video game hardware reverse-engineering

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Your pledge will support my efforts to reverse-engineer retro video game hardware (PCB layouts, custom chips...) of various kinds, for preservation and development of open-source FPGA implementations.

Detailed progress updates are posted as they come, in parallel with Github commits (drafts, notes and code) which will be linked to when appropriate.

As I don't follow a fixed schedule, only major updates like those marking the completion of a given project will be paid for. There's no regular monthly charge.

What I work with:
  • A hot plate, beakers and concentrated sulfuric acid
  • A digital scope
  • An Open Workbench Logic Sniffer with 16 input extension
  • Various FPGA dev boards, mostly Altera but I'm open to others
  • Everything required to assemble and disassemble stuff properly

About me:
I'm a 31 yo guy living in France, messing with electronics and particularly 90's digital systems for about 10 years. I contributed to the NeoGeo dev wiki along with other fanatics members with the aim to preserve the hardware I became obsessed with when I was a kid. Now that the NeoGeo FPGA core exists, I want to move on to something else.
I also design and build products which I sell myself (no relation to this Patreon page).

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