After his experimenting with reading the data from Sega Mega Drive console cartridges, Lee has now documented the methods for backing up the contents of an entire game cartridge to a PC. Using an Arduino Mega-style board, and a PC running a python scipt you can blast the whole ROM over to the PC, and save the contents as a personal backup.
So if you need to backup your old Mega Drive games - now is the time. Head over to the project page for the Arduino sketch and python code. And we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
To follow Lee's project you'll need a Mega-compatible board such as the Freetronics EtherMega:
Quite simple the EtherMega is the fully-loaded Arduino-compatible board on the market today. Apart from being completely Arduino Mega2560-compatible, it includes full Ethernet interface, a microSD card socket, full USB interface, optional Power-over-Ethernet support and still has a circuit prototyping area with extra I2C interface pins. So if your project is breaking the limits, upgrade to the EtherMega today.