Scott Hanselman

Hacking Video Game Consoles

April 18, 2006 Comment on this post [0] Posted in Reviews | Gaming
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I picked up a copy of Hacking Video Game Consoles last week. What a fantastic book. It's ridiculously cheap on Amazon, only $18.89 right now.

PS1_CNC_medThe author, Ben Heckendorn has long been a legend in these circles, and has a vibrant community orbiting around his hacks.

The book is VERY well written with a snarky but not condescending conversational style that is  easy to read. He includes RadioShack Part Numbers for every part as well as an excellent primer on soldering.

This would make a great gift for any 20-something geek and an excellent father-son project for teens and tweens.

He's recently added a section on his site to buy the pre-cut machined plastic cases for your creations for very reasonable prices, IMHO. I'm totally stoked and am going to try to build one of these with the wife in the coming months. I think I'll make the PS1 portable first.

About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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