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Ernest PereiraBy Ernest Pereira
First created
Ernest PereiraBy Ernest Pereira
First created
$1,312
pledged of 7.777 $ goal
26
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 24 2018 4:52 PM UTC +00:00

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WHAT YOU'RE SEEING 

  • Is more than just a circuit board.
  • It's a portal to an entirely forgotten way to game.
  • Build your own. Code your own.
  • Share your creations the way they were meant to be: On the biggest screen in the house.

GIVE ME THE RUNDOWN 

  • FUN!!! Duinodrive is a fully-featured TV console that's a blast to play with friends!
  • DIY: Build your own game device.
  • Educational: From soldering to programming, learn it all on the Duinodrive.
  • Retro: Play like you're an 80's kid.
  • Connected: Share and download games at Duinodrive.com.
  • Supported: Find tutorials, support forums, and helpful tips online.
  • Easy to use: Plug it and play it- simple as that.
  • Arduino-compatible: Use the same great programming language and software.

BLAST FROM THE PAST 

  • Fun has been the focus since the start of Duinodrive. That's why...
  • You can play with a friend- Duinodrive has two controller ports for couch co-op.
  • The games are free to download and share. Games are fun. The more games you can get on your Duinodrive, the better. Enough said.
  • The Duinodrive was made for TV. The best gaming moments deserve the best screen in the house.

 

THE CONSOLE YOU BUILD YOURSELF

  • Duinodrive comes in a kit. You begin with a box of parts and end with a brand new console. It's dangerous to go alone, so a step-by-step tutorial has been developed to guide you.
  • The kit does require a soldering iron in order to be assembled. Don't have one lying around? Snap up an available "Duinodrive with soldering iron" set.

WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

Each Duinodrive comes with everything you need to get started, including:

  • All the parts necessary to build a fully functioning Duinodrive console and controller.
  • A USB FTDI programming cable to power the console and upload games.
  • An RCA cable to connect the console to a TV.

EDUCATIONAL   

  • Learn programming, electronics design, soldering, and game development- the fun way!  
  • A full suite of free online tutorials are available. Ranging from the basics to the complex, Duinodrive has something to offer at any skill level.   
  • Duinodrive is great for the classroom and can be used as the foundation of an entire electronics curriculum- from assembly to programming to circuit board design.

UNLEASH THE GAMES

  • Download free games from the DuinoDrive site and upload straight to your console.  
  • Create your own retro hits and share with DuinoDrive players across the world- It's easy to do with our step-by-step tutorials and custom Arduino library.
  • From Space Invaders to Brick Breaker, find both classics and new favorites.
  • Duinodrive will ship with ten+ launch titles in June- five are available already, and more are in development!

There's a lot to play on the Duinodrive! Here are a few of our favorite games:

Starfield, by Mariovski
Starfield, by Mariovski
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Replay with sound
Play with
sound
Sayzo, an endless runner by Dmitri Smirnov
Sayzo, an endless runner by Dmitri Smirnov
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Replay with sound
Play with
sound
Seahound, a skill-based submarine game
Seahound, a skill-based submarine game
   

FEATURE PACKED SPECS  

  • Composite video/audio out. 
  • Two controller support.
  • FTDI programming header
  • Blazing 16Mhz clock speed and 32 KB of Flash.
  • 128x96 black/white resolution.  
  • NTSC and PAL Compatible.
It took a few prototypes, but it was worth it to make Duinodrive the best it could be.
It took a few prototypes, but it was worth it to make Duinodrive the best it could be.

CONTROL IS IN YOUR HANDS 

  • Bring a friend- The Duinodrive supports two controllers for fast-paced multiplayer action.   
  • Mash those buttons: The 6-button controller is a classic- two action buttons and a directional pad. 
  • Store your high scores right in the controller! When you plug your controller into a friend's Duinodrive, your information plugs in with it.
  • Extend your reach with any standard Ethernet cable. Duinodrive will never use proprietary sockets.
  • Each controller is an expandable pinout board! Pair the Duinodrive with a breadboard and create your own accessories.

PLAYS NICE WITH ARDUINO   

  • We've developed DuinoDrive to be completely Arduino compatible.  
  • Use the same great language, developer environment, and accessories.
  • The fun doesn't end with the games: DuinoDrive can be used as a developer board in almost any electronics project imaginable. 

EXPERIENCE DUINODRIVE.COM  

  • It's your one-stop shop for all things Duinodrive.
  • Make your account, share your creations and become a published game developer!
  • Find tutorials, forums, and more.
  • Buy accessories and add-ons at the online store.

PLUG AND PLAY 

  • Duinodrive is easy to understand and use.
  • The kit comes with all the cables you'll need to play your console. No hidden costs, no cut corners!
  • Plug your console into your TV and your controller into your console. Connect power and you're ready to play!
Duinopong, A multiplayer pong-style game
Duinopong, A multiplayer pong-style game

UNIQUE AS YOU ARE 

  • Use multicolored buttons, faceplates, and 3-D printed accessories to make Duinodrive your own.
  • Purchase accessories, or design your own, it's all part of the fun!
  • Duinodrive's open source design makes it easy to customize your console.

FUNDING GOALS 

  • The more we raise, the better Duinodrive gets! Here's the plan:
  • $7,777- If we meet our initial funding goal, Each backer will receive their selected reward.
  • $25,000- If we meet our stretch funding goal, each backer will receive a Duinodrive Controller Core 3-D printed accessory in their kit as a thank-you!
Add a splash of color to your controller with a Controller Core!
Add a splash of color to your controller with a Controller Core!

WHEN WILL I GET MY DUINODRIVE? 

We're committed to shipping Duinodrive on time. Here's what we're doing now to ensure this. 

  • We've already begun assembling units. Not only does this help us perfect our production process, but it allows us to ship to our early-bird backers as soon as we meet our funding goal.
  • Extensive focus testing has been carried out with a limited run of Duinodrives. This experience was critical in perfecting our supply chain, which allows us to procure assembly components quickly and efficiently.
  • A large proportion of the console's components are bought through U.S. vendors, assuring quality and reducing delays.

NICE TO MEET YOU!

A shot from the ill-fated original kickstarter video- we made it back in November!
A shot from the ill-fated original kickstarter video- we made it back in November!

My name's Ernest Pereira, I'm an 18 year old student from Kansas, and I'm the creator of the Duinodrive. This campaign has been my dream for nearly a year, and I'm finally ready to bring the console to you. I can't wait to see what we'll build, play, and program together! 

BIG THANKS TO...

Duinodrive's campaign is the result of a lot of hard work and a lot of help- We couldn't have done this without them.

  • The BV CAPS network and the BV School district for their participation in product testing.
  • Myles Metzler, whose open-source TVout library is a critical component of the Duinodrive.
  • Albert Gajšak, and Makerbuino, for critical advice and support.
  • Sudomod_wermy and Disrupt It Yourself, for being awesome brand ambassadors.
  • pi0cket, for great early support.
  • iPrintCusom3D, for support and partnership.
  • Mariovsky, and Dmitri Smirnov for their game submissions. 
  • Alex Ge and Brooke Dempster, For their great cinematography work.
  • Our great social media followers, for spreading the word about Duinodrive!

Risks and challenges

Every project carries risk- and we know that you're taking a risk with your money when you support projects like ours on Kickstarter.

That means a lot. Investing in us means that you have faith in us, and we've done everything in our power to ensure that your investment pays off.

First, our backers won't have to worry about development delays. The design of the console is complete. From the circuit board, to the case, to the controller, our hardware works, runs, and most importantly, plays games.

Second, the development of our site, resources, and software is well in progress. When you get your hands on a Duinodrive console, rest assured that the needed tutorials, support, and documentation will be available, accessible, and refined.

The main challenge of the Duinodrive project is manufacturing and supply. Gathering, assembling, and shipping the many components of the console is a logistical trial, and one that we insist on getting right before delivery- It's key to guaranteeing a high quality product. If the project experiences any delays, they will most likely stem from this issue.

Thank you for supporting us,
-Pereira Electronics

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