Raspberry Pi, here's a useful project for Commodore Amiga 500 fans

Raspberry Pi, here's a useful project for Commodore Amiga 500 fans
Most likely, those of you born in the 1980s will surely remember the historic Commodore brand, which with its Commodore 64 home computer entered the homes of millions of people around the world. However, the company is also known for its Amiga line, which offered a very high graphic quality by the standards of the time in gaming.

Credit: Reinhard Grafl Even today, there are many enthusiasts who continue to buy and produce hardware dedicated to Commodore's famous 16-bit system. These people could be interested in the project that we propose today, created by a maker known with Reinhard Grafl. The work essentially uses a Raspberry Pi along with an adapter board to convert the Amiga's video signal into an HDMI output. It is designed to work with Amiga computers that use a Denise socket chip.

Credit: Reinhard Grafl The design requires a small form factor but not a lot of processing power, making the Pi Zero model an optimal candidate. To obtain the desired result, an open source application is used, available on GitHub, called RGBtoHDMI. In case you are interested, you can find a series of videos that explain the project in more detail on the Grafl YouTube channel. The adapter board is open-source with schematics available for download on the Github page and Grafl also offers some pre-made units for sale.

Speaking of the union between past and present technologies, we recently also talked to you about a very developed project by the Reddit user known as GreedyPaint. This is the LimaTek Diskmaster player, which allows you to play full movies from a floppy disk, with obviously very low quality, using a custom platform based on Raspberry Pi and the x265 codec. For more details about this project, we recommend you read our dedicated news.

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