- Composite video (a.k.a., RCA Jack) is ubiquitous, and works with 3" - 60" displays
- 640x480 color screen lets you display complex information, graphics, charts and animations
- Composite is inexpensive, easy to program, can run with a small memory footprint, and uses cheap cables
I use slightly longer pin headers than normal so it can be connected on top or below the Propeller Platform. I also marked the traces in the prototyping area on the silkscreen to make it easy to see how the traces are connected. The ProtoPlus is available as a kit on Gadget Gangster.
The Propeller can output PAL or NTSC, here are a few samples of what can be done:
Really Fancy 3D Graphics (You have to watch this one!)
UI / Information Display
Step 1: FAQ
It's an expansion module for the Propeller Platform, it lets you connect video and audio to your Prop and has a prototyping area.
What does it work with?
It's set up to work the Parallax Propeller, it will fit on top (or below) the Propeller platform, or you can drop it on a breadboard.
Will it work with Arduino or PICaxe?
No. Arduino and PICaxe simply aren't fast enough to generate video on their own, they need a 'helper' microcontroller dedicated to video. The tellymate is one such tool I'm aware of, although it is B/W, text-only.
NTSC or PAL?
Up to you - the Propeller is perfectly content to generate either signal.