If your Arduino project requires a VGA connection you may be interested in a new Arduino VGA Shield that has been created by serial Kickstarter entrepreneur Masih Vahida.
The third generation of VGADuino comes in the form of a small graphics card which has been specifically designed for Arduino boards and offers an easy to install Shield. That allows you to connect to any kind of monitor, TV or display using RGB or AV ports.
Check out the video below to learn more about this new Arduino Shield which is available via the Kickstarter crowdfunding website to back with pledges starting from just $69 and is completely programmable using the Arduino IDE. Its creator Masih explains more about what you can expect from the Arduino Shield he has created.
The board fits on Arduino UNO board and its compatible with all arduino boards and IDEs . the only needed pins Are VCC , GND , RX , TX. The board has VGA (DB15) and AV Composite ports for TV and Monitor connection , and jumpers to select VGA/AV port and Screen size.
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.
Jump over to the Kickstarter crowdfunding website to make your pledge and then more about the full specifications of the Arduino VGA Shield via the link below. If you enjoyed this article you are sure to enjoy how to build your very own Arduino wind speed meter or anemometer project which is easy to build with basic Arduino skills.