VGAduino, Arduino VGA Graphic Shield
VGAduino is a small graphic card shield for Arduino boards that can be connected to TV or Monitors with RGB or AV ports.
Masih Vahida, an electronics engineer and micro controller programmer expert, has created a new Arduino VGA graphic shield, which he called the “VGAduino”. Developpers and makers can now expand their projects to any kind of TV or Monitors that have RGB or AV ports. The graphic shield fits an Arduino Uno and is compatible with Arduino’s IDE or any Arduino boards using pins VCC, GND, RX, TX. Moreover, it offers Arduino VGA (DB15) and AV Composite ports to connect to TV or Monitor.
“This shield has ready to use libraries and samples that you can easily import to your Arduino IDE and start programming. The screen resolution is 640 x 480 VGA. It has 17 text lines and 1 text scrolling line. Each line can show up to 27 characters and the scroller line can show up to 60 characters. You can change the colors from your code and easily can show your text where ever you want on screen. The device support standard ASCII codes for english , persian and arabic fonts.”
If you want to learn more about the VGAduino board you can watch the video below and head to Kickstarter.
- Arduino on the AllSeen Alliance booth @ the IFA Berlin
- MeArm.Joystick workshops using Arduino Starter Kit