Mike Field has written a Mandelbrot fractal generator/ viewer that runs on the Papilio platform, and he’s controlling the zoom and scroll functions with the Papilio Arcade MegaWing. We found an article over at Hackaday about this that sheds some light on the technical details of the project:
“Calculations to generate the shape are being run at 240 MHz, with the VGA output running at 80 MHz. The device has enough horse power and SRAM to show an 800×600 pixel output with a 60 Hz refresh rate.”
Cool stuff, Mike! Jack and I were saying that it’s like a little universe to explore. These things never cease to amaze me.
You can check out Mike’s project here.