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Challenge

Create a minimalistic 2-player game using classic Atari controllers connected to an Altera DE2 development and education board.

Primary Components

  • Atari 2600 gaming controllers
  • Altera DE2 board

F.C.P.I.P. stands for FPGA (field-programmable gate array) Controller and Platformer Implementation Project. This game and hardware project uses two Atari joystick controllers, which connect to an Altera DE2 board using a custom-made adapter. Players must guide a small square to the top of the screen by jumping between different platforms. Game logic was programmed using the Verilog hardware description language, and the visual display is made possible using a video graphics array (VGA) at a resolution of 640x480 pixels.

The Team

  • Tyler McGrew

    BS in Computer Engineering