Dodo has a monochrome 128x64 pixel display which just so happens to represent 1kb of uncompressed bitmap data. I thought it would be fun to see if I can take a 1kb image, compress it, and take that left over space and try to fit in the decompression code and the display code. For example if I achieve 50% compression, then that leaves 512 bytes for code.
Here are the tasks that need to be done:
- Experiment with different compression types, for instance RLE vs Huffman to weigh the tradeoff between the compression % and the left over space available for software.
- Update my web IDE to allow assembly programming in addition to C. Here is the web IDE displaying the image I intend to compress: https://play.dodolabs.io/?code=f308275e
- Prototype the software in the web IDE
- Take the code and massage it so that the system firmware for Dodo can be abandoned and replaced with just this binary.
- Pray that this idea fits in 1kb!