VGA output on a Ybox2

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In this video, Limor shows off her build of the Turbulence microcontroller-based demo. She accomplished this by going retro (hey, it’s demoscene, man), adding VGA and stereo audio output to her Parallax Propeller-based Ybox2 kit (which has NTSC out). To add VGA/stereo out, she created a mini-shield plug-in for the YBox. Pretty nifty! And as she says, it’s really impressive that the Propeller MCU can process decent VGA and stereo audio. It’s funny to see her drag out her old VGA monitor, too. Hey, where can I get one of those Techno-Goth stickers!?

VGA out on a Ybox2 and Turbulence!

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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