Something very beautiful appeared in our feed this evening, something that has to be shared. [Duncan Malashock] has created an animation of raindrops creating ripples . Very pretty, you might say, but where’s the hack? The answer is, he’s done it as a piece of vector display work on an oscilloscope.
He’s using [Trammell Hudson’s] V.st Teensy-powered vector graphics board . We’ve featured this board before, but then it was playing vector games rather than today’s piece of artwork. The ‘scope in question is slightly unusual, a Leader LBO-51 , a device optimized for vector work rather than the general purpose ‘scopes we might be used to. The artwork is written using Processing, and all the code is available in a GitHub repository .
So sit back and enjoy the artwork unfolding in the video. We look forward to more work featuring this hardware.
A video posted by Duncan Malashock (@dmalashock) on
Though we’ve not featured any vector graphic pure artwork before, we’ve featured quite a few vector graphics projects over the years here at Hackaday. There is this FPGA-driven vector arcade machine , some vectorscope animations from Germany , and of course a Vectrex console brought back from the dead . Does this playable oscilloscope Tetris Easter egg count, or is it a raster?