I'm trying to tick off all the boxes before the Hackaday Prize deadline tomorrow - you should be able to find sample code in VGAtonic's git repo (license: MIT), an introduction video, a prototype video (VGA/NTSC), some pictures, and a BOM.
The connectedness portion of the project comes from two directions:
- SPI - literally a peripheral communications protocol (well, maybe a loosely defined generally accepted language, anyway - it's like digital slang)
- Graphics - VGA and NTSC for the screens
- And Bonus #3 (for the philosophers!) - Aren't meaningful graphics really just one way for humans to interact with machines?
The one thing I think I'm lacking is an overall design document, so I drew something up with my "I'm-usually-typing-not-writing" penmanship:
Really, it's not that complicated of a document - I've mostly been a software guy in industry, so my magic, if I actually have any, comes in the code.
"Hardware without software just generates heat." - Doug Fisher
I won't tease it too much tonight, but I've got something else for you folks before the entry deadline - stay tuned, and thanks for following!