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

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 system called DDC to communicate […]

Vulcan-74: A 6502 Retro MegaProject

Radical Brad over at the 6502.org 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 400×300 using an 8 bit color space divided into RRR-GGG-BB Video must include full 256 color 400×300 bitmapped screens with a […]

Bruce in a box augmented reality project

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 Video Camera, and a VGA […]

VGA framegrabbing with TVP7002

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 to be quite nicely priced, and […]

ATmega 644 based VGA adapter

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 a handful of TTL logic […]

Masochist’s Video Card on a DE0 Nano FPGA board

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.

7400 competition entry: Masochist’s video card

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 out the video below. Via […]