Stick a Straw in Its Brain and Suck: How to Read a ROM

From NYCResistor Jul 072012

Last week I posted a screed about that peculiarly modern variant of grave-robbing, ROM-dumping. That was the Why; this post is the How.

Dumping the contents of a ROM onto your computer is surprisingly simple. All you need to get started is:

An Arduino Mega or similar board 1 (you’ll need at least 24 I/O pins).

A breadboard

An EPROM to read

Some wires and a wire stripper

Your wits 2

That’s all. Gather your materials and let’s get cracking! Step negative one: What are ROMs for? READ MORE