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You too can unlock the power of the NES

This summer, Derek Lomas of PlayPower.org showed that no matter how rich or poor you are, you can still unlock the power of the NES.

From a lecture at NYU, many discovered how a familiar old computer chip is making a comeback. The 6502 chip, famously found in the NES, is being used a learning and developmental tool in classrooms and developing countries. Games, edu-tainment, and even music are still being put forth by this 35-plus year-old hardware.

See some of the finished demos provided by Playpower.org and find out what else used the 6502 chip.