Kevin Bates has launched a new Kickstarter project this month for his Arduboy, that takes the form of a credit card sized Arduino Gameboy device that allows you to enjoy 8-bit gaming.
Being powered by Arduino the Arduboy the device is hackable and comes equipped with an OLED display, 6 soft-touch tactile buttons, 2 channel piezo speaker and a rechargeable battery that is capable powering the device for unto 8 hours.
The Arduboy Arduino Gameboy project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $25,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production. Watch the video below to learn more about the Arduino Gameboy handheld and its features .
“Arduboy is an open platform for people to play, create and share games. A game system the size of a credit card. Choose your favorite classic game from the completely free Arduboy Arcade. Built on the popular Arduino software, it’s also an excellent way to learn how to program! Because you can learn to make your own games, Arduboy is a game system the size of your imagination!
Every game published on Arduboy Arcade will be free, open source and available to be edited. We have sent out over a hundred developer kits. Designed to remind you of a more simple time in the world of gaming, the Arduboy brings true 8-bit gaming into the 21st century with style. The black and white screen invites you to involve your imagination once again while gaming.
Anyone can make games for the Arduboy! Free online tutorials guide you through a step by step process on how to develop your own software! There are already plenty of examples to learn from. Ever wanted to create a level or map for your favorite game, or make your favorite character jump higher? Now is your chance!”
So if you think the Arduino Gameboy is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Arduboy become a reality.