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Arduboy – old school gaming in a tiny package

Arduboy size

I like games, you probably like games, everyone likes games! Pocket game systems are usually anything but though. The Arduboy actually lives up this name as a tiny 8-bit game system.

The Arduboy is a credit card sized game system made to mimic the classic Nintendo Gameboy system, known affectionately as “the brick”. This little guy is the exact opposite, very small, very light. Everything you would want in a casual game system. Don’t let the small size fool you, it’s pretty sturdy. It connects via USB for charging and game uploads.

Arduboy plug in

The Arduboy runs for about eight hours on a charge and runs on Arduino. You can make your own games to play and share or just access the free library of 8-bit classics. If you want to make your own, and have never programmed before, the time is now. This little guy is designed to help you learn. You can even use it for a variety of other things, not just game playing. The Arduboy is currently being funded via Kickstarter but has met its goals. The system will be shipped in October. The Arduboy is $39.

Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots – or zombies – rise up.

Donyae Coles – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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