What does the 10NES system mean to the consumer? Well, combined with the zero-insertion force 72-pin socket, the 10NES chip is primarily responsible for anytime you are having trouble getting a game to boot. Anytime you see the 1 Hz red blinking power light, what you are actually seeing is the 10NES chip forcing a console reboot every 1 second. This usually happens because the game is not making adequate contact with the 72-pin socket, and the key chip cannot appropriately communicate with the lock chip. Most of the time you wasted blowing on cartridges as a kid can be chalked up to the 10NES and it’s inability to authenticate the game cartridge you were trying to play.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.