If you’re of a certain age, you likely grew up playing video games with sound that, while limited in a way that perhaps you couldn’t put your finger on, could be especially catchy. The devices that produced many of these sounds are called AY-3–8910/1/2 sound chips. Hacker “deater” decided to create his own AY-3 system, fusing new and old, with two of these sound chips, along with a Raspberry Pi 2 and other hardware.
Aside from pure audio output, the device has an impressive array of LEDs, and eight input buttons, allowing it to play video games, act as an alarm clock, display the temperature, and several other assorted functions.
Relive Your Favorite 8-Bit Sounds on This Raspberry Pi AY-3–8910 Chiptune Player was originally published in Hackster’s Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.