Guy Carpenter ported Adafruit’s SSD1306 OLED display driver code into Python and made it run on the Raspberry Pi using spidev and WiringPi. I call into Guy’s code when drawing the pixels in my Chip-8 emulator, with the result that a teeny-tiny Chip-8 screen now appears on the OLED display!
Also seen – the Adafruit Pi Box and Pi Cobbler. Full credits and website addresses given at the end of the video! Apologies for the blurry picture, my phone wouldn’t focus on the OLED display properly. :-/
Also, I forgot to mention, the emulator is using the pygame library to output to the main screen… sorry, that’s not in the end credits!
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