August 16, 2013

Creating audio and video for TV with Arduino

if your Arduino projects have outgrown LCD displays (or even large dot-matrix displays) then the next step could be to use a larger video display, such as a television or monitor with with composite input. This is made possible by a very simple circuit and Arduino library that gives our boards the power to create text and graphics for various forms of retro-looking displays. And as you may already know, it's simple to make various sound effects - which then give you the opportunity to create or reproduce a variety of games - such as Space Invaders:

All this and further instructions on how to connect a PS/2-interface keyboard to an Arduino have been documented by Instructables user "Mr E.". Doing so really is quite simple, so with some imagination you can have some fun or create something useful. To get started, head over to the Instructable. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

When adding external circuitry such as the TV out, sound and keyboard interfaces to your project, and need to make it more permanent than using a solderless breadboard - consider our range of ProtoShields. From the tiny LeoStick to the Mega range, we offer a complete range for you to work with.


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