Posts Tagged ‘VGA’

Reading a VGA monitor’s configuration data with I2C and a PocketBeagle

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Ken Shirriff wrote an article showing how to read the monitor's config data using the I2C protocol and a board with an I2C port: Have you ever wondered how your computer knows all the characteristics of your monitor— the supported resolutions, the model, and even the serial number? Most monitors use a...

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Vulcan-74: A 6502 Retro MegaProject

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Radical Brad over at the forum has been working on this cool 7400 logic VGA video game system, Vulcan-74: The Goals... Video must be perfectly stable VGA, putting out 256 colors at a resolution of 400x300 using an 8 bit color space divided into RRR-GGG-BB Video must include full 256 color...

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Bruce in a box augmented reality project

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Julie Wang  from Cornell University developed a Bruce in a box augmented reality project for her ECE 5760 final project: My system makes use of a variety of digital signal processing and computer vision techniques, resulting in a robust and reliable system. The hardware I utilized was the DE2-115 board by Altera, a...

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VGA framegrabbing with TVP7002

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

[embed][/embed] desaster blogged about his VGA framegrabber project: The project got a nice boost when I found TVP7002 on TI’s site. It’s a video digitizing chip, featuring 3x ADC (one for each color channel) and a PLL system for generating the pixel clock from the HSYNC input. Compared to alternatives, this seemed...

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Hand tracking pong project

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Hanting Lu and Kedari Elety, students in Cornell University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering, have written a detailed explanation of their Hand tracking pong project, a pong game which was controlled by tracking the player's hand: The NTSC video signal from the camera is stored in the SDRAM at the rate...

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ATmega 644 based VGA adapter

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Ryan Fanelli and David Hartino, students in Cornell University's Electrical and Computer Engineering program, have written a detailed explanation of their ATmega 644 based VGA adapter. The pair developed this "homemade video card" as their final project in the program, pushing the envelope on MCU clock cycle optimization using only...

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Masochist’s Video Card on a DE0 Nano FPGA board

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Chris from PyroElectro writes: Here's a little project I thought you guys might like....I re-built the Masochist's Video Card using the DE0 Nano FPGA board that I won in the 7400 logic competition. The project article has all the details and VHDL source code for download. Via the contact form.

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7400 competition entry: Masochist’s video card

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Chris entered his Masochist's video card into the Open 7400 Logic Competition. Using only discrete logic his circuit cycles through 8 presettable colors at a variable frequency. Using a simple resistor network he outputs it over the VGA output. It is well documented and all the design files are available. Check...

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Arduino library converts LCD output to VGA output

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

[embed][/embed] The Gadget Factory has a new Arduino library that lets you take Arduino code written for LCD displays, change 3 lines of code, and convert it to VGA output: The VGALiquidCrystal library converts sketches that will run on an HD44780 LCD display to sketches that will run on a...

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Bitbang VGA from an SD card slot

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The Ben NanoNote is a cheap netbook without VGA video output. This hack connects a VGA cable to the SD card slot and uses software to bitbang a VGA signal. This hack is accomplished using the Universal Breakout Board (UBB) which slides into the SD slot providing access to these...

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CPLD VGA resistor DAC

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Chris from Pyroelectro informs us of his new tutorial describing the design of a VGA controller that uses a resistor DAC to create 512 unique VGA colors. He uses an Altera CPLD and VHDL code to create all the video signals. The theory, hardware schematics and software are all explained...

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The Maximite computer

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

The Maximite computer The Maximite is a small and versatile computer running a full featured BASIC interpreter with 128K of working memory. It will work with a standard VGA monitor and PC compatible keyboard and because the Maximite has its own built in SD memory card and BASIC language you...

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VGA output from an ATMEGA 324

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Convince an ATMEGA 324 to output a VGA image. Via Hacked Gadgets

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