Well, no mention of how to interface with arcade vector monitors but I'm guessing it should be possible, right? Anyway, this thing may be just about to make my Zektor ZVG obsolete, which is a good thing!
I actually wached the entire video presentation linked there. .. It wasn't until the last 10 seconds of the 22 minute video that they mentioned how easy it was to build, which was my main concern. .. I can't tell what their goal is, if this is a product or an experiment? .. Also I don't understand the MAME patch that is considered too hackey for the MAME people. Do they know about VectorMAME? It is not mentioned.
Funny that they mention broadcast stations having analog scopes kicking around. I certainly haven't seen one in a while. They do have them at surplus stores but a fully calibrated unit with no phosphor burn-in is not cheap.
I have to say that I do feel lucky to have been a teenager at a time when arcades were stuffed full of glowing CRT based coin-ops. This is something my daughter's kids will never understand.
Funny that they mention broadcast stations having analog scopes kicking around. I certainly haven't seen one in a while.
I think it's just part of the mythology and that they exaggerate, .. the fantasy of magical garbage and the idea of making something special out of other people's refuse.
I have the same response to the way the VEC9 (brand new xy arcade game) guys describe their experience of "[finding an abandoned Asteroids monitor and trying to find some sort of use for it]", (or something like that).
Also brings to mind this show I've heard about, (public broadcasting of some kind, can't remember the name or even if it is radio or television) where people try to stump this guy with things they think don't exist any more, are no longer manufactured or processes they believe are extinct - and then he travels the world and without fail always eventually discovers the continued existence of the thing somewhere. .. I feel like it'd be easy to stump this guy and actually I'm convinced of it. .. But i guess that's the whole concept of the show.
Should be easy to drive an XY display with an Arduino and a simple interface. I was able to use an oscilloscope to produce images from an Uno without any problems.
Don't have a working scope just now though.
Maybe I can look at writing an XY driver library for the Arduino. Would anybody be interested in something like that? No promices though,I havent hadas much free time since moving jobs, which is why I haven't done any Vectrex stuff for ages.