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.
Check out the product page for tutorials, examples, libraries, demos, etc In stock and shipping now!
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