[Arm-netbook] nuts to this ARM netbook stuff, let's all do Arduino Arcade Games, yaay!

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton luke.leighton at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 16:12:00 GMT 2011


i just was so impressed with this, i just had to mention it.  there's
a guy who used to work in the Graphics IC Industry, and on the basis
that the arduino is more powerful than arcade games machines of the
80s, decided to make an Audio-Visual extension board for the Arduino
which provides 400x300 512 colours onto 800x600 VGA @ 60fps, along
with 16-channel 12-bit stereo sound.  the interface is I2C (about
4mbits/sec or so) so it would have uses for other projects as well.

i'm just... blown away, and am so proud of the arduino as it is
actually a genuine teaching and learning tool about computers, unlike
the more modern systems today - linux "distros" included if i am
absolutely honest but *especially* the proprietary games consoles and
"office suites" focus.

more about why the arduino is so damn successful:


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