The Arduboy Mini is the latest Game Boy-inspired handheld game console from Kevin Bates, the man behind the original Arduino-based eight-bit Arduboy. This is a small handheld game console At about two-quarters as long (as shown in Gizmodo’s early review), it offers many of the same benefits as the larger Arduboy despite its compact size, such as an OLED screen, hundreds of open-source games, and an open design that encourages users to discover hacks. The hardware and coding encourages keeping in mind.
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Arduboy Mini designed for tinkering by DIYers
In fact, the Arduboy Mini does not come with a built-in speaker or battery. Instead, the gadget comes with clearly labeled solder contacts for the battery and speaker placement on the back of the device. Alternatively, the Arduboy Mini can be powered by a portable battery connected to the USB-C port.
The Arduboy Mini has a 128 x 64 pixel monochrome OLED display, a 16MHz ATmega32u4 processor and six buttons – four buttons on the front left that act as a directional pad and two buttons on the right that can be used as Action buttons are used in the game. The seventh button is also located on the back of the device, which is used to reset the console. There’s a library of over 300 retro-inspired 8-bit games pre-installed on the mini console, all open source and created by a dedicated developer community.
Excellent reception of the initial plan
Pre-orders for the Arduboy Mini are currently available for $29 via an open KickStarter project, which surpassed its initial funding goal of $10,000 in just 13 hours after its launch on December 7. Discounts apply when you buy multiple Arduboy Mini consoles (like a ten-pack for $240) and aren’t expected to start shipping until June 2023.
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