Arduboy creator Kevin Bates As revealed the first details about the new Arduboy Mini pocket games console which builds upon the original Arduboy handheld game console powered by open source code and with over 100 games available thanks to an excellent community of developers.
The Arduboy Mini is equipped with an external memory flash mod 20 designed by @Mr.Blinky which enables the small games console to store plenty of your favourite games. As you can see from the images and video games console is particularly tiny and you will need to be pretty dexterous and have good eyesight to be able to view the action on the 0.96 OLED screen. Its creator Kevin Bates explains more.
“The main lesson I learned on this which is actually more of something I already new, is the charging circuit will not power the device if a battery is not connected. This is the problem with Arduboys that have their battery tabs broken. The charger needs some kind of resisitive load in the circuit or it won’t work. I’ll have to figure out a way to power the system with and without a battery installed. I’d like to let people chose to install the battery after and 3d print a case to keep the cost down to an absolute minimum. The speaker was also omitted but easy to use solder pads are available to add your own.”
For more information on the Arduboy Mini and to register for updates jump over to the official Arduboy website by following the link below.
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