In 2004 she went on to develope the extremely popular C64 Direct to TV .This ingenious device is a Commodore 64 within a single joystick that contains 30 games from the 80’s. As documented in the Lifehacker article where she was named MacGyver of the Day, she impressively reverse engineered the Commodore 64 using an FPGA (field-programmable gate array). If this wasn’t impressive enough, she did it all from this photo.
Other interesting projects and hacks include a 52-inch Etch-A-Sketch, Nintendo Purse, DIY Pinball Machine and a C64 Bass Guitar.
I will leave you now with some sage advice straight from Ms. Ellsworth that will keep you in good stead when traversing the often intimidating world of DIY electronics.
- Bryan Dunphy