DSerial Edge

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  1. Tempbot
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    DSerial Edge
    NDS Hardware with serial I/O capabilities
    Aside from the DSbrut, we have now the DSerial Ede, with slot-1 microSD support.

    It has similar features as DSerial2, with the following new ones:

    * Boots NDS files from microSD and high capacity microSDHC cards
    * Complete SLOT-1 solution (don't need anything in SLOT-2)
    * 2 x UART serial ports (compared to 1 x for DSerial2)
    * 48MHz operation (compared to 24MHz for DSerial2)
    * Remote USB debugging using GDB in devkitARM
    * Includes USB microSD reader

    Adapters are available at the beginning of November. But they encourage to pre-order now to guarantee a spot, since initial quantities will be limited.

    Pre-orders will be available at Electrobee.


    Please visit that site for more information.

    Contributed by Garcimak
     
  2. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    So, what exactly can you do with this?
     
  3. Garcimak

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  4. kobykaan

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    like most stuff with DIRECT hardware interfacing they are used for debugging/midi applications/other hardware addons/external hardware usage such as using the DS to control stuff via the interface cable etc [​IMG]

    from the link above

     
  5. War

    War Take it easy~

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    I don't really get the point of this. So it's like a flashcart...but you can make music with it, too?
     
  6. UltraMagnus

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    basically, you can do whatever you want with it, from controlling a flashing LED to a giant robot with lasers for eyes and a heart as bla.... oh, im getting carried away again....
     
  7. RupeeClock

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    So with the microSD slot, you could load roms, and with the PC interfacing, you could use a program like WiiRD? (Similar to USB Gecko for Wii)

    But then again, not too much point because you can emulate the DS, but great for people developing DS games.
     
  8. chuckstudios

    chuckstudios Putting the pro in procrastination

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    [​IMG] GDB interfacing and a microSD slot? This is going to be a must-have with developers.
     
  9. Anakir

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    Can it play n64 games? lol I'm joking.

    This thing looks too high tech for me. It looks so fragile too how it sticks out the DS.. it can snap in half.
     
  10. imgod22222

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    I'd like to see a revision that has a header + dongle for the "dev" section of the board. So devs don't constantly have to worry about the PCB snapping off. Plus that huge square of headers? I'd prefer a single-line design.

    BUT!

    I'm no good with this stuff yet. I plan on majoring in it when I get to college. Perhaps we can work on this platform =DD
     
  11. AXYPB

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    I would like to construct a giant walking eye and control it with this interface.
     
  12. Dark

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    Anyone getting it?
     
  13. Diablo1123

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    That'd be nice for the homebrew developers
     
  14. Brian117

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    I might get it...

    Depends how much it is.

    I'm not even a programmer, but it would be awesome to have.
     
  15. Flozem

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    Lol - this is getting crazy... Next thing they are gonna add an Nvidia 8800 GTS and X-FI Extreme to that external board... [​IMG]
     
  16. KendoKhan

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    so can you upload your songs from korg-ds to the computer with this? thats the only thing i could think of that i would want this for if you can.
     
  17. 2002120141

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    By looking at the pic, I really thought there'd be a video output port... Or is it nearing the point wherein outputting the DS on a nearby TV would be available to everyone?
     
  18. bobwalrus

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    I am wondering the same thing. I have a decent camcorder, though it's a pain to record from since I'm trying to make things as flawless as possible. Any help on whether this device is capable of such is greatly appreciated.
     
  19. Fat D

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    can we expect it to be based on the EDGE? It does have the Cyclo/Edge-style cutouts in the side, after all...
     
  20. The Compiler

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    Err... why is it named DSerial EDGE, eh? [​IMG]

    So, if anyone hasn't get what it does yet:
    You can hook up any devices like a robot, a gps, bluetooth, a keyboard, ... to your DS and use them in your homebrews. You could e.g. control a camera with it. Or code a driver for a keyboard for DSLinux (maybe I'll do that).

    Oh, mine is already shipped by the way [​IMG]

    Florian