NEW PRODUCT – Gameduino 2 with 4.3″ 480×272 Display and Touchscreen – Gameduino 2 is a shield that adds a bright 4.3 inch touchscreen, an embedded GPU, headphone jack, accelerometer and microSD slot to your Arduino – or anything else with an SPI interface. Everything you need to create compelling games – right in your hand.
Sound output is via an amplified headphone jack. The system supports a selection of built-in samples and instruments, and can also play samples from video memory, at up to 48KHz.
The sound and graphics are definitely old-school, but thanks to the latest FPGA technology,
the sprite capabilities are a step above those in machines from the past.
Here are some handy stats:
Video output is 480×272 pixels in 24-bit color
OpenGL-style command set
Up to 2000 sprites, any size
256 Kbytes of video RAM
Smooth sprite rotate and zoom with bilinear filtering
Smooth circle and line drawing in hardware – 16x antialiased
JPEG loading in hardware
Built-in rendering of gradients, text, dials and buttons
The FT800 graphics co-processor can handle media in several formats to reduce the memory footprint:
Decodes JPEGs directly for lossless image loading, decompresses
Audio samples can be 8-bit linear, uLaw or ADPCM
Built into the GPU’s ROM are:
High-quality fonts in 6 sizes
Samples of 8 musical instruments, playable by MIDI note
Samples of 10 percussion sounds
And of course you can load your own fonts and audio samples into the 256KB RAM.
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