October 19, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 1/21/2013

"There's a fine line between brilliance and crazy here."

-- animator and FamiLAB member Pat Starace

Ted Wahrburg, dressed in a "Doctor Who" T-shirt, sits at the end of a wooden table inside a spacious warehouse stuffed with circuit boards, cables and heavy machinery.

The 29-year-old Orlando man is tinkering with a Super Nintendo video game console that he opened like a clam. He replaced its circa-1990s insides with a Raspberry Pi, an inexpensive credit-card-sized circuit board he programmed to download retro game cartridges.

"I was born in 1984 and missed out playing video games on the Commodore 64 and the Apple II computers,'' said Wahrburg, who works for a local GPS surveillance company. "I always had this idea to convert an old console case with a modern computer to emulate the games of the '80s."

Wahrburg and like-minded nerds, tinkerers and other budding inventors spend countless late nights breathing life into their do-it-yourself projects at FamiLAB.

Read more at the Orlando Sentinel.

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