uChip Simple VGA Console (uSVC)

by ITACA Innovation

Portable, DIY, open hardware retro-gaming console

View all updates Feb 23, 2021

Sound Tutorial (Part Three)

by Antonio Rizzo

Hi there,

It’s time for the final installment of our uSVC Sound tutorial, which explains how to import MIDI sounds and songs into your code, play them with uSVC, and manage your audio output.

This concludes our Sound tutorial, which means you now have all the tools you will need to create your first complete game for uSVC. And just in time, too! Production uSVC boards arrived at Mouser’s warehouse last Friday, so hopefully you will soon be able to start experimenting with your own uSVC!

As you work through this and previous tuitorials, we invite you to share your progress with the uSVC community!

In case you missed one of the previous tutorials, here is the summary of all the available material on uSVC:


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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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