With the New Year less than 24 hours away, I think it’s about time I start thinking about what I plan on making by the end of 2019.
Atari portable –
I’ve always wanted to tear down a classic Atari. I’ve seen plenty of YouTube videos explaining the circuitry and chips on the retro console. Of course it’s archaic compared to what we have today.
DIY NES controller –
This is more of a continuation project. The NES controller uses a 4021 8-bit shift register. This means all I need to make the controller are tact switches and wire.
PS1 Portable –
I haven’t made anything outside of Nintendo and the original PlayStation has struck me to be quite intriguing. I already flashed a PIC micro with code to run off of CDs so portabolizing it shouldn’t be too difficult.
Having just finished my first semester as an undergrad I cant say it was easy. Electrical engineering by application has always come easy to me but the theory is definitely something I need to work on. Hopefully by the end of this semester I’ll have at least a 3.5 GPA.
During the summer of 2019 I think it would be beneficial to me if I were to find a job working with computers, phone repair, or even circuit troubleshooting. Since I recently moved I’ll probably have to spend the rest of my winter break looking for potential workplaces.
Research has been in the back of my mind forms while. Georgia Tech had some interesting undergrad research programs and since I don’t attend college there I’ve been meaning to contract the professors about potentially working with them either during the summer (if I decide not to work) or during my second year in college.
I’ll be sure to add to this list if I think of anything else but for now I wish you all a Happy New Year! 🎉