uChip Simple VGA Console (uSVC)

by ITACA Innovation

Portable, DIY, open hardware retro-gaming console

View all updates Dec 10, 2020

New Releases of uSVC Software and Specs

by Antonio Rizzo

Hi there,

Here’s a quick update to announce the release on next-hack.com of the gameloader, demos, and games code plus the 3D case design files. As promised, we are publishing everything fully open source!

Here are the three games showcased in the campaign:

The gameloader:

The demos:

And the .stl and .step design files of the 3D case:

This release provides everything necessary to build and play with uSVC… you’re just missing the hardware (or maybe not if you built your own)! Don’t worry, we are working on it and we will be back soon!


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Product Choices


uChip Simple VGA Console (uSVC) Kit

One DIY uSVC kit containing all of the components you will need to build your uSVC. The uChip is pre-programmed and MicroSD card slot is pre-soldered. All other parts are easy-to-solder, through-hole components.


3D-Printed Enclosure for uSVC

A stylish, 3D-printed case, designed and printed by Stefano Rubini to the precise specifications of uSVC.


Power & Data Cables

A (male) USB Type-B to (male) USB Type-A power cable and a (female) USB Type-A to (male) Micro-USB OTG cable


uChip Microcontroller Board

Arduino-Zero-compatible microcontroller board in a narrow, DIP-16 package. Includes solder-yourself pin headers.


ITACA Innovation

ITACA INNOVATION is a project started by four young researchers from Padova with the aim of applying academic knowledge of electronics to practical applications. ITACA supports your ideas by providing all of the technical and engineering knowledge you will need to implement them.


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