FabGL: a ESP32 VGA Controller, PS/2, Graphics Library, Game Engine + ANSI Terminal @cameron_coward @HacksterIO
The ESP32 WiFi chip is a favorite of the Maker community. Fabrizio Di Vittorio’s FabGL ups the ESP32 game, adding a host or graphics capabilities to this “fab” chip.
… it packs in a ton of other features beyond simple graphics in order to give you everything you need to build a gaming platform with a VGA display — or whatever else you can imagine with the tools provided. It has a VGA controller, a PS/2 keyboard controller, a comprehensive graphics library, a game engine, and even an ANSI/VT100 terminal.
The VGA output is capable of producing up to 64 colors, and FabGL has font sets for screen resolutions between 80×25 and 640×350. Sprites can have up to 64 colors, including transparency. Depending on your configuration and resolution, you can have two screen buffers. A number of classes are provided by the FabGL library so you can program all sorts of retro-style games. If you want to use your ESP32 as the base of a custom game console, the FabGL library is the perfect place to start.
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