Turn your monitor into a monochrome one of yesteryear.Designed by spark2k06 in Spain
Notice!!! The product has been sold out and in principle I do not plan to renew stock. I consider that the new units of the basic version available are comparable in many ways to this version, and ...Read More…
The product has been sold out and in principle I do not plan to renew stock. I consider that the new units of the basic version available are comparable in many ways to this version, and better even with the diode option.
MonochromeVGA is a product to enjoy the charm of those monochrome monitors of the time but in the current video systems, and more specifically in your PC monitor. Although it could be connected to any TV, monitor or video system that has VGA inputs.
Select green, amber or B&W as monochromatic color, among others. Change color to monochrome or vice versa easily. Except B&W that due to the simplicity of the circuit, the switch only changes the intensity of the B&W. The amber combination also does not offer the best color transition result. In unique colors like green the transition is perfect. Standard monochrome vintage monitors configurations:
Green: Only green at 100% of intensity
Amber: Red at 100% + Green at 75%
B&W: Red + Green + Blue, all at 100%
Kit or Fully Assembled.
The kit version contains 6 SMD encapsulation resistors type 0603, very small. It requires certain skills and adequate work tools for assembly.
Connecting it directly in a VGA output, it will bridge and convert the RGB signals to a passive equivalent luminance value with a few resistors, then you just have to select the monochrome output by combining the primary colors red, green and blue using some buttons.
I have added photographs of the elements provided in the kit version.
I have also added two photographs indicating the correct position of the buttons before proceeding to their welding, as you can see, on the right you must leave the mark (once assembled it, this mark will be hidden below the button). This is important because it establishes the pins that act when the button is pressed or released.
It is recommended to use this device inside an shielded container, which can be as simple as a cardboard box lined with aluminium foil, because although unlikely, the VGA signal could interfere with other nearby devices and depending on the laws of your country, it could lead to fines.
Therefore, USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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