Jack Gassett Posted September 16, 2010 Report Share Posted September 16, 2010 An exciting new development at Gadget Factory is the Papilio Arcade Kit. We currently have a prototype running and are hard at work on documentation and a final version of the Papilio Arcade Wing. The Papilio Arcade Wing is being developed with through hole parts so anyone can build it DIY. The features are: -12bit VGA for up to 4096 colors -A stereo audio jack that is fed by a high speed Delta-Sigma DAC -A DB9 Joystick port that allows Atari 2600, Commodore 64, and many other Joysticks to be plugged directly in. Classic Arcade joysticks can be easily interfaced by wiring them up to a female DB9 connector. There will be open Wing Slots to add features such as extra joystick ports, MIDI inputs, SD cards etc. Currently the Pac-Man hardware has been ported and is running great. There are several other Open Source VHDL projects out there such as, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Asteroids, and Space Invaders. As long as the game uses less than 55KB of RAM then it should run just fine on the Papilio Arcade Kit. The other really exciting development is that it should be very possible to port the uzebox project to the Papilio Arcade Kit. The Uzebox project provides an easy to program environment to port existing games or make your own game. I would be very interested in collaborating with anyone who wants to help with porting the Uzebox code. The Papilio Arcade kit boots up and is ready to play a game in under 5 seconds and has very modest power requirements. Watch for a video showing the prototype in action. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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