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Breadboard VGA card

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:35 pm
by kludge
I'd rather be soldering DIN connectors all day than building that on breadboards :D


Re: Breadboard VGA card

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:17 am
by DrF
Pretty hard core way of doing things :D
In this day and age I guess it would be easier to use any old microcontroller or other such gadget to emulate a VGA card, but where's the madness in that :lol:

I wonder how hard it would be to just straight up copy a old PCI VGA card, they never used to have many chips anyhow, I guess the core would be the issue, emulating it or recreating it somehow?

Re: Breadboard VGA card

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:20 pm
by kludge
DrF wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:17 am
Pretty hard core way of doing things :D
In this day and age I guess it would be easier to use any old microcontroller or other such gadget to emulate a VGA card, but where's the madness in that :lol:

I wonder how hard it would be to just straight up copy a old PCI VGA card, they never used to have many chips anyhow, I guess the core would be the issue, emulating it or recreating it somehow?
Yeah, the madnessness of that bread boarding is amazing. I would probably, as you said, have used a micro controller or maybe a CPLD. Not nearly as geeky.

Re: Breadboard VGA card

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:07 pm
by kludge
It's alive! That's so amazingly bonkers. :D