Prepare for the Apocalypse with this Really Tiny PC Running Doom

It’s somewhat of an ongoing thing for modders, enthusiasts, hackers, and so on to make an attempt to get id Software’s Doom to run on every piece of hardware imaginable.

Featured above, you can view the latest from Lutz Latta, who managed to get Doom to run on a tiny Edison board from Intel. He connected it to a 2.8″ display, a single audio speaker, and hooked up a Dualshock 4 controller via bluetooth.

Here’s the list of hardware he employed:

  • Intel Edison compute module: core CPU, memory, storage
  • Intel Edison kit for Arduino: easy connections for power and input/output pins for prototyping
  • Adafruit 2.8″ TFT display: display with 8-bit data bus interface
  • Speaker (8 Ohm, 0.5 W), 2N2222A transistor, capacitor, resistor: sound output from a pulse width modulated (PWM) signal
  • Playstation 4 Bluetooth controller: input controller
  • Prototyping breadboard, wires, 1 magic resistor (more on that later)

This looks like the sort of thing you’d see in some hold-out enthusiast who is trying to ignore the encroaching apocalypse surrounding him/herself. It considering the entire rig is powered by a single micro (or mini, can’t tell from here) cable.

You can find some instructions on his dev blog, and it doesn’t seem like that difficult of a setup to accomplish.

Brandon Orselli


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