Something very beautiful appeared in our feed this evening, something that has to be shared. [Duncan Malashock] has created an animation of raindrops creating ripples. Very pretty, you might say, but where’s the hack? The answer is, he’s done it as a piece of vector display work on an oscilloscope.
He’s using [Trammell Hudson’s] V.st Teensy-powered vector graphics board. We’ve featured this board before, but then it was playing vector games rather than today’s piece of artwork. The ‘scope in question is slightly unusual, a Leader LBO-51, a device optimized for vector work rather than the general purpose ‘scopes we might be used to. The artwork is written using Processing, and all the code is available in a GitHub repository.
So sit back and enjoy the artwork unfolding in the video. We look forward to more work featuring this hardware.
Though we’ve not featured any vector graphic pure artwork before, we’ve featured quite a few vector graphics projects over the years here at Hackaday. There is this FPGA-driven vector arcade machine, some vectorscope animations from Germany, and of course a Vectrex console brought back from the dead. Does this playable oscilloscope Tetris Easter egg count, or is it a raster?