Ok I bought one of these things and can't get it to work with Arduino.
The setup (power it up and short the two pads) works ok -- I think.
At least I can navigate the menu, look at the character sets etc. However there is no feedback as to what the thing is set to! Asterisks simply show what the default settings are.
I tried the examples but first set the MicroVGA to SPI -- or at least I think I did. I selected the communication menu, scrolled down to SPI and pressed Enter. Then I saved the settings.
I wired the module per the instructions in the readme and on their website (I tried it both with a Duemilanove 328 and a BBB 328)
1 GND -> Arduino GND
2 +5V -> Arduino 5V
3 +3V3 NOT CONNECTED
4 CS# -> Arduino Digital 8
5 SCK -> Arduino Digital 13
6 RDY# -> Arduino Digital 9
7 MISO -> Arduino Digital 12
8 MOSI -> Arduino Digital 11
I uploaded the tetris sketch and it just sits there with the MicroVGA version displayed (same thing you get with only power applied) and a blinking cursor.
I tried the menu sketch. Same thing.
Thinking maybe bad solder connections (mine) or jumpers I checked continuity all the way to the component pads on the MicroVGA. Good. No shorts.
Not sure what's wrong but it isn't working for me.