This Instructable is for those who would like to use your Arduino to output to a TV. Granted the Arduino is only powerful enough to produce a black and white picture it can still be fun to play with and useful for some projects.
Step 1: Item List
Things you will need:
- A TV
- A Protoboard or PCB
- 2 Resistors
1x 470 ohm ( Yellow, Violet, Brown )
1x 1k ohm ( Brown, Black, Red )
- 2x 2-Pin headers ( Only 3 are used but the 4th helps with stability )
- Spare RCA cord you don't mind cutting up
- Arduino Software ( http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software )
- The TVout library ( http://code.google.com/p/arduino-tvout/ )
Step 2: Assembly
Ok I had already made this connector piece before I decided to make an Instructable.. And I apologize for the poor quality of the images, my cell phone's camera isn't the best but I think you'll get the point.
I got this schematic from the TVout Libraries Google code website: http://code.google.com/p/arduino-tvout/
Step 3: Programming
Now for the fun part... Programming...
When it comes to the TVout Library there is a new version but it's still in beta and I've found it to be buggy so I just use the R5.91 release ( http://code.google.com/p/arduino-tvout/downloads/detail?name=TVout_R5.91.zip&can=2&q= )
I'm assuming you have a basic knowledge of Arduino programming so I won't go into too much detail here.. For a complete list of commands for the TVout Library go here ( http://code.google.com/p/arduino-tvout/wiki/FDcomplete )
Step 4: Finished Product
Now this is just the start... There is so many possibilities with this, One website really shows how the Arduino can be used as a game console ( http://nootropicdesign.com/hackvision/games.html )
Also I plan on releasing more projects to further explore uses of the Arduino and TVout library