We are not sure what the homework is, but the results of garret Carter’s homework in the digital system design class at Tennessee Institute of technology have to attract our attention. At the bottom of the screen, you can see the “simplified style version” of the 1981 arcade hit drama “defender” described by [Garrett].
In order to keep the price low and maintain high performance as much as possible, [Garrett] began to program the de10 Lite FPGA development board with VHDL. The results were convincing and, although imperfect, still below budget.
The de10 Lite board gives [Garrett] the opportunity to make full use of the switches, buttons, 7-segment LEDs and accelerometers on the development board to gain greater creativity. In this case, the development board is not only a game, but also a controller and status display. A very neat hacker really!
If you want to make it yourself, you can get complete project details on the GitHub page of [Garrett]. And [Garrett], we don’t know what score your professor will give you, but we give you a +, and we’re sure to compete again.
Although FPGA development boards are not necessarily cheap, our own Jenny list shows that if you know where to find them, you can find used but available FPGA boards at a small part of the cost