DIY SMS/MarkIII paddle controller image
DIY SMS/MarkIII paddle controller
March 28, 2015 (Saturday)
Unable to find one at a reasonable price, I built my own Paddle Controller for Sega Master System. Schematics, source code and files for 3D printing are available.
Setting up the stack for SMS games on Megadrive image
A quick hack I made to improve the compatibility of an SMS to Megadrive cartridge adapter by having an AVR micro-controller drive instructions on the bus before the game runs.
3D Printing image
3D Printing
November 22, 2014 (Saturday)
I recently began experimenting with a 3D printer and created a page to expose some of the parts I made. Files in .STL format are most of the time included in case someone would want to print one too.
MarkIII cartridge to Megadrive/Genesis adapter image
When I was designing my SMS (non-Japanese) to Megadrive/Genesis cartridge adapter, I learned that the Japanese version of this console used a different connector (44 pins instead of 50). So I decided to also design an adapter for Japanese cartridges.

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About me

Hello, I'm Raphaël Assénat. I live near Montreal, a city located in Quebec province, Canada. I have two big passions in life: Computers and Electronics. Those two disciplines allows me to quench my desire to create things, my curiosity, and my desire to learn. I'm always working on many projects at the same time and I dont have enough time to do all the projects I'd like. But fortunately, once I begin working on a project, I rarely stop before it's finished.

Programming is my main hobby, and I like to do it using C and assembler. Preferably, on Linux or Unix platforms. I'm not interested at all by windows programming. What I like the most is when I have the chance to work on projects involving both programming and electronics. For instance, writing software which controls external circuitry designed by me, or even better, programming microcontrollers.

Other than computing and programming, I like to play piano and enjoy relaxing by playing RPG video games. (And thus many projects on this site are related to video games...)

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Why this site?

  1. For sharing my knowledge with others.
  2. To have a presence on the net (Hey! I got my job thanks to this website).
  3. Being a geek, the idea of creating a personal website seemed to make sense.
  4. I like writing html and php.

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