Classic Arcade Game Color Vector Display Controller

The number of gamers who recall vector-based games like Tempest (not to mention entire vector-based consoles like the Vectrex) is perhaps dwindling in a pixel-based world, but Robin Champion remembers.

Building on Trammell Hudson’s Teensy 3.2-based vector board, the 4.1-based VSTCM ( Colour Mod) allows use of an RGB monitor to bring color vector-based games like Star Wars to life, thanks in part to a custom interface to AdvanceMAME.


A built-in 6502 emulator also allows games like Battlezone and Asteroids to be played completely within the system.

The schematic, Gerbers, BOM, firmware, and even instructions for a bonus IR remote can all be found on the project’s GitHub repo.