Ben Heck’s ‘Oregon Trail’ portable game teardown

It’s not a Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft console for a change. It’s a dedicated portable game console: one that only plays Oregon Trail. First, Ben takes apart a store-bought game to find out how it runs. Then, Felix the sudo Sergeant steps in with his Linux knowledge to communicate with the hardware using the i2c protocol so that they can …

Ben Heck’s Atari Dragster: Testing the world record

Can the Ben Heck Show team recreate the fabled 5.51 world record with micro-controller hardware? In an effort to find out, the team invites world record holder Todd Rogers into the workshop to help train the simulation. Can Ben’s hardware beat the fastest-ever time? Find out, and let us know what you think over on the element14 Community. Author:  Source: …

Ben Heck’s SNES Classic teardown

How does the SNES Classic compare to the NES Classic? Find out in this episode, wherein Ben picks up the newer edition and performs a teardown. Discover what components are in the box and how different the design is different from an electronics and mechanical perspective. Join Ben for a trip down memory lane with a discussion about Nintendo games. …