I'm a bit of a JonnyMac-come-lately when it comes to VGA output from the Propeller. Until last weekend, I never cared. Then a customer said he wanted a simple scoring system for his laser-tag game, and he didn't want to have to use a computer to run it. As a programming exercise I knocked up a little demo using a Propeller BOE. The taggers use XBee to send a system message description who just "eliminated" them. This message is used by the taggers to keep track of team scores, and the scoring system to keep track of team and individual statistics. In the end, the team with the most victories wins. If two or more teams are tied, the number of losses is used to determine the winner. The final display also ranks individual taggers by performance (again, if tied for wins, tie-break is via losses).
I spent about four hours coding and the client is thrilled. Now he wants to make it a product which means a board layout and enclosure. For those who have created PCBs with VGA output, I'm looking for connector suggestions.
The VGA driver started with Chip's vga_text object, then I put my spin (pun intended) on it. Comments and suggestions are always welcomed. Essentially, I'm treating the VGA display like a giant LCD with colors.
I know... it's dirt simple. Sometimes simple makes customers very happy.
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