Posted on 15 November 2009
A hands-on workshop that introduces you to the world of VGA signals.
By using the very simple and cheap PIC Microchip micro-controller it's possible to generate signals. With these signals you can display all kinds of pixel patterns on any VGA monitor or beamer. During the workshop participants will create their own "VGA test box" that will make it possible for them to do the same.
The micro-controller will be programmed using the PIC assembly language, however, no assembly coding skills are required, as pre-programmed chips will be available, and participants can create and upload their own image / logo for their test box. Participants do need some soldering skills. The more adventurous participants can use the prepared micro-controller to hook it up to an Arduino or I2C chip, so that the VGA signal can be modified using a more powerful computer. (If you want to do this, please bring your own Arduino or I2C chip)!
If you'd like to give me this (or a related) workshop on your conference, festival, hackathon... do not hesitate to contact me.