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.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.