Rama Modified GBS8200 RGB to VGA Converter (2020) [Completed]
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What is it?
An improved GBS8200 RGB to VGA converter board. These boards are mediocre quality in their original design; but with the included modifications, they compete with the legendary ‘Micomsoft Framemeister Mini’ for around 10% of the cost!
What makes it unique?
This modification adds an ESP8266 wireless module, pre-programmed with the source code written by “ramapcsx2”, such that all video settings occur through a web-based interface. This code makes the GBS8200 lagless which is perfect for retro-gaming.
You can learn about the gbs-control project on GitHub
This system keeps all the base qualities of the gbs8200:
- Ability to balance the amplitude of the three primary color signals - R, G, B
- Supports CGA/EGA/VGA/YUV Component Signal Input
- Supports VGA Output (640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1360 x 768)
- CGA/EGA/VGA signal auto scan (15KHz, 24KHz, 31KHz)
- YUV Component signal auto scan (480i, 576i, 720i, 1080i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p)
- Supports image position control and image zoom control
- True digital 24-bit A/D converter for true 16.7-million color conversion.
- Supports many VGA monitors (CRT, LCD, PDP, Projector, etc.)
Unit comes entirely pre-assembled, ready to plug and play.
- 1x New gbs8200 board
- 1x Mini NodeMCU, loaded with firmware
- 1x 3mm acrylic black bottom layer
- 1x 3mm acrylic clear top layer
- 1x 100ohm resistor mod between sync and ground
- 1x 22uF Nichicon electrolytic cap mod (for versions that require it)
- 1x North American 5v PSU, by the highly regarded Triad Magnetics
- 1x Set of instructions
Clockgen Modification You can add the Clockgen modification as well for the ultimate unit. The Clockgen modifications correct minor screen tearing that some people have encountered in specific system configurations.
Acrylic Case Only Alternatively if you just want the case, standoffs, and screws, that is available too!comments powered by Disqus