Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Ultimate Arduino Prototyping Kit

Recently a buddy of mine sent me a kit of his new Arduino prototype board. This kit has a "you build it" arduino on board, and gobs of convenient prototyping space. It took about an hour to assemble the board, and it was ready to accept a project. I have an idea about what I want to put on it, but that will have to wait for a future blog post. It was a lot of fun, and all the components are throughhole, so it was an easy build. All the parts necessary were included, you just supply the solder and soldering iron.

These sell for $20. We are taking interest polls right now (need 50 to order), so if you want one of these, drop us a line and we will let you know as soon as we get a batch in. greentrust@gmail.com

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Arduino VGA Interface - Part 2

We have our VGA Smart Display Controller operational. We started this project with our first post, and now continue with part 2.

The Smart Interface was built, the display code uploaded, and a test pattern is being displayed on our 42" TV using the PC (VGA) interface.

We are using Nick Gammon's Color VGA Sketch and Timer Library. (more background info on Nick's awesome VGA work - http://www.gammon.com.au/forum/?id=11608 )

The next step is the host Arduino sending display text and commands to the display controller. Stay tuned!