Here is a look at the prototype hardware for the under development Papilio Arcade kit. We have the prototype to a point that proves it works but are looking for any input, suggestions, and help with finalizing this Open Source design. Visit the Papilio Arcade discussion forum for updates, new schematics, preliminary documentation, and everything else.
The Papilio Arcade hardware is meant to accurately recreate classic arcade games on a low-cost, modular, and Open Source FPGA board called the Papilio One.
FPGA’s allows all of the circuitry of original arcade game motherboards to be shrunk down to a single chip! All of the original digital circuitry can be accurately recreated using a HDL (Hardware Description Language) such as VHDL or Verilog.
Pac-Man is currently working and any game that used less than 45K of RAM should be portable. Other games that can be recreated are Donkey Kong, Asteroids, Frogger, and even the Atari 2600 and NES should fit.