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Nelsyv

Can't you just burn the Arduino bootloader to any microcontroller though? I'm pretty sure there are microcontrollers out there with that kind of RAM and clock speed. I don't think the hardware limitations are very limiting if you just use a non-Arduino controller, unless I misunderstand the versatility available.
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James C4S


Can't you just burn the Arduino bootloader to any microcontroller though?

Sure as long as it is one of the 3 types of microcontrollers Arduino bootloaders exist for.
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djjoshuad

I agree with James, wrong project for an AVR Arduino, but it *could* be possible with a Due.  That assumes you're willing to write a crapload of code.  A Raspberry Pi would be a much better choice and it's very similar in size to an Arduino Uno.  In fact, there are existing SNES emulators that could be pretty easily compiled to work without you having to write any code at all.

James C4S

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Jan 31, 2013, 03:24 am Last Edit: Jan 31, 2013, 03:36 am by James C4S Reason: 1

I agree with James, wrong project for an AVR Arduino, but it *could* be possible with a Due.

Emulating a system with 128k of RAM in a microcontroller with 40k 96k of RAM would be interesting.

Of course the Due's SAM3 does support an external memory chip, but you'd have to design a custom board to support it.
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djjoshuad

The "official" Due ships with 96k and I assumed he would need to add at least another 32k, but some of the clones are being given more.  RasPi is still a significantly better choice but he wanted to use an Arduino ;)

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