How did you come to make this project???
Well I love to build computers. So I tried to make a single board computer with a parallax propeller.... and it never worked. The pcb was kinda scrapped and the project abandoned. Later, again working on an FPGA computer, I didn't want to make the FPGA do graphics, so I thought "Hey, why not use that old, scrapped and otherwise useless board to generate graphics?" Now, the remains of an old single board computer became my first version of this project! I never knew I could love a design so much, and I made another graphics card. A cleaner version. Now I am making them using boards from OSH Park! All thanks to a scrapped single board computer.
To come once updated:
- Supports 3.3v and 5v UART
- supports NTSC video output
- Can be an arduino shield
- Support for VGA output
- Support for sprite rendering
- RAM on card can be modified for quick, repeated draws of complex objects
- More and more rendering functions...
- Dual monitor support???
My latest version is the NGT15, a prototype that is a bit more sturdy, has better rendering functions, and supports 5v UART.
Please help me improve my datasheets! I would greatly appreciate feedback on these documents.