I got it for $10 compared to Adafruit’s price of $40. I came across the screen through this awesome video by Charles Cole where he walks through his FPGA implementation of a Z-Machine. I also bought the Altera mini dev board he recommends ($20 which is a steal) but that’s another post.
My gameplan is
- To first get it working on Arduino (since there is information available online on how to do so).
- Once it works on Arduino, convert the relevant files (driver, graphics) from C, Python, or whichever language is used to Hack Computer’s high level language.
- Then change a few things here and there on the Hack Computer so that it outputs for the LCD screen instead of Tkinter.
Part 1) Getting the screen to work