Listening to chip music on an emulator or software-based player is great, but sometimes you just need to have real hardware charm. [Kazhuu] It’s such a lover who has this feeling and set about building a hardware player for SNES chip music Can be controlled from the browser.
The build relies on Arduino Micro to control the SNES audio processing unit (APU), with the Nintendo S-SMP produced by Sony and designed by Ken Kutaragi.Yes, the father of PlayStation designed a powerful wavetable synthesis chip in Super Nintendo, which is the same hardware [Kazhuu]The project interfaces with modern hardware.
Connect the IO line of the Arduino to the APU, and the song data can be transmitted to the Arduino through the serial connection with the PC. This can be handled by a Python script, or more intuitively via a browser-based front end. This uses WebUSB to get input from the browser, and then sends the data to the Arduino via the USB serial connection.
This is a clever demonstration of using old Nintendo sound hardware and how to write modern browser applications for use with embedded systems. However, if you are a SEGA child, you may prefer this version. Video after the break.