In the Adafruit forums, Nick Bild posts his Vectron Virtual Reality (VR) project which runs, of all things, on a 6502 processor like those found in 1980s computers. Who needs fast processors, tons of graphics output and high resolution, when it can be DIY for much less.
Vectron VR is a virtual reality peripheral for the Vectron 64 6502 CPU-based breadboard computer. It delivers independent 320×240 pixel images to each eye, thereby producing a stereoscopic 3D visual effect.
To demonstrate the abilities of the system, the 3D game Asteroids VR has been developed.
The projects, both the 6502 computer and the VR headset, are well documented on their own GitHub repositories (Vectron VR and computer). An Adafruit Metro M4 Express is used to program the ROM on the Vectron 64. During runtime, the Vectron is a completely standalone computer.
A super excellent pair of projects working well together. See the video below of the system playing Asteroids VR.
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