I’d like to introduce the PETpix, a PETSCII image and video player for the Commodore PET! (And soon, other Commodore computers.)
You start with a video file (AVI, MOV, etc) and convert each frame in the video to its closest match in PETSCII characters. The frames in the video are split into 8×8 sub-images, and each sub-image is matched to a PETSCII glyph which is its closest match. The matching is done using a discrete cosine transform, which gives a close visual match for each sub-image.
A quick description of PETpix:
And see PETpix in action here:
More on PETpix coming soon! It’s still in the prototype stage now, but as soon as I have a chance to lay out a board, PETpix will be available for purchase as a kit or assembled.