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RetroSpy Tristimulus XYZ Color Sensor

RetroSpy Tristimulus XYZ Color Sensor

The RetroSpy Tristimulus XYZ Color Sensor features the OPT4048 tristimulus XYZ color sensor from Texas Instruments.  It is a single-chip high-resolution color sensor that measures four channels, each with specific engineered spectral responses. Three of the four channels closely match the CIE tristimulus spectra, with the fourth channel having a wide-band spectral response. Measurements of these channels can extract important characteristics of the lighting environment, such as (i) light intensity (lux), (ii) color in CIE XY, LUV coordinates, and (iii) Correlated Color Temperature.

  • Breaks out GND, 3.3V, SCL, SCA, INT and ADDR to a 2.54mm pitch through-hole header footprint.
  • Features 10k pullups on SCL, SCA and INT.
  • Easy to use Arduino library is available (search the Arduino Library Manager for OPT4048).
  • Mounted via 4 M2-sized mounting holes.
  • Measures 25mm by 19mm.

This sensor is actually the intermediate step of building a system to get R.O.B. working with modern displays. This sensor allows me to capture the high-speed green flashes from R.O.B. games and turn them into UV LED pulses that R.O.B. can see.

Gamecube Chainsaw Controller Replacement Cable

Gamecube Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw controller cable

Custom-made replacement cable for the Gamecube Resident Evil 4 chainsaw controller.  The cable measures about 6 feet in length.

The cable for the Resident Evil 4 chainsaw controller is a male-to-male Gamecube controller cable. Apparently, many of the cables have gotten lost so I get custom requests to build the cable from time to time. I finally decided to just add it to the store.

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RetroSpy Vision USB Lite Input Display

Picture of RetroSpy Vision USB Lite

The RetroSpy Vision USB Lite is a device that enables lag-free input display, via the RetroSpy software, for a variety of USB-based video game consoles.

Supported Consoles

  • Microsoft Xbox (requires adapter)
  • Microsoft Xbox 360
  • PlayStation 3
  • PlayStation 4
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Sony PlayStation Classic
  • C64 Mini
  • Neo Geo Mini (requires adapter)
  • Sega Genesis Mini 1 & 2
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16 Mini
  • Atari VCS
  • Evercade Vs
  • The A500 Mini

Includes the RetroSpy Vision USB Lite and a 25cm USB-B to USB-A cable.

A complete RetroSpy Vision USB Lite setup requires a micro-USB cable (sold separately).

This a much better version of the current RetroSpy USB hardware. The USB Lite is lag-free, cheaper and easier to use! The first batch of the device will be going on sale probably at the beginning of the new year. Patrons will get first dibs on them, but I think I will have enough to meet the initial demand. On the product page you can subscribe to get an email when I add the stock to the store.

Want to Support RetroSpy Technologies?

RetroSpy Technologies has a Patreon! A couple of bucks a month gets your prioritized support and feature requests, discounts from the store and first dibs on new products. I am trying to put more of my energy into RetroSpy and just a few dollars a month would definitely help.