Some of our readers might remember the Microduino Arduino compatible development board that launched last year over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website. This week the same team at Microduino Studio have now unveiled their new Microduino-Joypad in the form of an open source game console.
The Microduino-Joypad as you can guess by the name and the team behind the project is powered by the tiny Microduino, and has been design to provide a retro 8-bit games console. Watch the video below to learn more about the Microduino-Joypad project.
The team behind the new open source game console explains that their hardware is equipped with Microduino TFT Jack, OLED Jack, Panel Jack and Microduino UPin-27 Jack and more and is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $20,000 in pledges to go into production.
“At the 25th anniversary of the Gameboy console, we are now releasing Joypad – 8-bit multi-functional game console to show our respects to Gameboy–the most classic game console in the history.
With this elegantly designed little Joypad, we are hoping to bring you the greatest joy from your childhood memory. The best thing is it’s completely open source and you can even create and develop your own game to inspire your imagination. Moreover, it’s not only a game console, it’s also a remote controller for other devices, such as Quadcopter, robot and cell phone, etc.
Microduino-Joypad isn’t just a game console, it also shows powerful extension functions with the integrated Microduino UPin27 interface. The device is compatible with over 30 Microduino modules. It is also a remote control device, making it more creative and functional. Microduino-Joypad can remotely control plenty of toys and devices such as quadcopters
BOXZ Mini Robot and TV games to name just a few.”
So if you think Microduino-Joypad open source game console is something you would like to play, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help the Microduino-Joypad become a reality.