October 24, 2008
DS brut is an open source hardware prototyping platform for the Nintendo DS, developed by and for electronics enthusiasts, artists and game developers. By connecting the Nintendo DS to the outer world with UART, GPIO, PWM, ADC, I²C, etc, the game console can be easily hooked up to a variety of sensors (e.g. GPS receivers) and can itself control all different kinds of actuators, servo motors and others.
DS brut combines the Nintendo DS appealing form factor, its ubiquitousness and intuitive interface and finally its affordable price with the flexibility and possibilities of hardware prototyping plattforms like the Arduino.
Constraint City is the first successful project which uses DS brut for controlling servo motors of the jacket and reading the GPS data through its serial port (CMOS).