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Gert VGA 666 for Raspberry Pi
« on: September 28, 2014, 08:11:42 pm »
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pisupply/gert-vga-666-kit-hardware-vga-for-raspberry-pi

With the new Model B+ RPi and the new 40-pin IO, someone's designed a 6-bit-per-channel VGA connector.  Downside is there's no room for other connections as all the IO ports are taken up, but obviously USB controllers will still work.

It states that it will support any mode that the HDMI output will support.  I've seen a few people use low-res 15KHz modes over HDMI with a converter, so there's hope yet for that magical RPi solution that can be fed directly into a 15KHz CGA arcade monitor.


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Re: Gert VGA 666 for Raspberry Pi
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2014, 08:49:38 pm »
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pisupply/gert-vga-666-kit-hardware-vga-for-raspberry-pi

With the new Model B+ RPi and the new 40-pin IO, someone's designed a 6-bit-per-channel VGA connector.  Downside is there's no room for other connections as all the IO ports are taken up, but obviously USB controllers will still work.

It states that it will support any mode that the HDMI output will support.  I've seen a few people use low-res 15KHz modes over HDMI with a converter, so there's hope yet for that magical RPi solution that can be fed directly into a 15KHz CGA arcade monitor.

This looks kinda neat.

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Re: Gert VGA 666 for Raspberry Pi
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2014, 05:45:46 am »
The kickstarter is finished, and items are being shipped.  I'll try to add something to this thread when I get mine.

If you missed out and still want one, they'll be shipping from here:

http://www.pi-supply.com/product/gert-vga-666-hardware-vga-raspberry-pi/

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Re: Gert VGA 666 for Raspberry Pi
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2015, 01:39:40 pm »
Any update on this? Thing would be sweet for either arcade monitors or even just a late model CRT TV if you get a good RGB to component adapter.

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Re: Gert VGA 666 for Raspberry Pi
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2015, 02:09:48 pm »
the kit is available but i've yet to see anyone who has hooked one up to an arcade monitor yet.

« Last Edit: April 03, 2015, 02:13:39 pm by nitrogen_widget »

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Re: Gert VGA 666 for Raspberry Pi
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2015, 02:52:59 am »
anyone try a Gert VGA yet?  If it would do 15khz then that would be awesome!  Otherwise, not sure why it would be any better than this

http://www.adafruit.com/products/1151?gclid=CjwKEAjwsOKpBRCDtfOnzaDg3HsSJAAJ2ojiya-BgRe00wSZZlRH9h22F37V_LbG7CvZdaQ1YMfTyBoCJPrw_wcB

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Re: Gert VGA 666 for Raspberry Pi
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2015, 09:59:32 am »
I did.

but as dual output.
I have a primary monitor on hdmi for gameplay and menu and on gert vga666 a secondary for output of dynamic marquee.

This is not by default supported by debian or mame4all-pi but I wrote a library that uses a liw level graphics api (dispmanx) that is capable to do graphics on gert vga while hdmi is still primary.

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Re: Gert VGA 666 for Raspberry Pi
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2015, 05:47:58 pm »
My two adapters have arrived, but I haven't even had the time to take them out of the packet yet.  Hopefully in a few months work settles down and I can have a play.