Hackvision Preview!

Hackvision video game system

Hackvision is the tiny, hackable, Arduino-based video game system. Available in mid-October with a retail price of under $40 USD.
UPDATE: Hackvision is now available! Learn all the details!


  • NO Arduino is required. Based on Arduino technology so you can write your own games and upload them using the Arduino IDE. All you need is a USB-Serial cable or adapter like this or this.
  • Connects directly to your TV with standard RCA connections. One for audio, one for video. Works with NTSC or PAL (Europe, Africa, Asia, South America) TVs.
  • Integrated button controller right on the PCB.
  • Preloaded with awesome Space Invaders and Pong games. More games coming. You can write them, too.
  • Other controllers supported: Wii nunchuk, SuperNES, or paddle controllers you can make from a potentiometer and button.
  • Software libraries for game development and controller support.
  • High score files stored in EEPROM so they are retained even with power off.
  • All unused pins broken out to pads for your hacking pleasure!
  • Non-conductive adhesive foam pad protects the bottom of the board from your fingers.
  • All through-hole components. Kit can be assembled in 30-60 min. Fully assembled and tested units will also be available.
  • Additional accessories will be available for purchase including 9V adapters, RCA cables, Wii nunchuk breakout boards, paddle controller kits, USB-Serial adapters, etc.

Could this be the perfect gift for the 2010 holiday season? (yes)

Here’s a preview of the Space Invaders game. I let the title sequence run before I started playing:

Distributors may email sales@nootropicdesign.com for distributor pricing.

It's tiny!

Published by Michael, on September 18th, 2010 at 2:30 pm. Filed under: Arduino,Hackvision. | No Comments |

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