Put your dev board to work as a demoscene display

If you’re looking for a way to push your comfort zone with that slick new microcontroller you’ve been working with we think [Morgan Gangwere] has the answer. He took his chipKit development board and used it as a demoscene platform.

Demoscene refers to audio and visual demos written to squeeze as much entertainment out of a given platform as possible. We’ve seen demos for a lot of different platforms; for instance, here’s a Propeller chip demo. But this use of the onboard OLED screen brings a smile to our faces. With well under 100 lines of code [Morgan] implemented several different video effects (the music heard in the clip after the break is not being produced by the board). There is a star field which serves as the background. Over the top of it a scrolling message is displayed following a sine wave shape. The speed at which it scrolls is set by the trimpot, which you can see adjusted about 50 seconds into the clip.

Comments

  1. manis404 says:

    “..push your comfort zone..” is that from David Deangelo?

  2. jmptable says:

    This makes me happy and looks fun. Push the envelope further and make the sound generation happen in the chip!

  3. bandit says:

    Morgan is my son. I am very happy, proud, and impressed. Way to go!!!

  4. applefreak111 says:

    This reminded me of some keygens…

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