Makers, developers and hobbyists that have created Arduino projects that require any kind of TV or monitors with RGB or AV ports, may be interested in a new Arduino VGA graphics shield that has been created by Masih Vahida called the VGADuino.
Once added to an Arduino board using pins VCC , GND , RX and TX, the VGADuino offers Arduino VGA (DB15) and AV Composite ports for TV and Monitor connections.
Have you ever thought about having a big color display to connect to your Arduino Board and show values , texts and … on screen ? With this Arduino Shield that we call it “VGADuino” , you can connect your Arduino board to any type of TV or monitors that has RGB or AV Composite Port. 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 and each line can show up to 27 characters and the scroller line can show up to 60 characters.
Watch the video below to learn more about the VGADuino Arduino board which is now available to back via Kickstarter with pledges starting from just $29. If you found this project interesting why not build your very own Arduino wind speed meter or anemometer to record the wind speed in your area.