The Arduboy Mini is the newest Game Boy-inspired handheld recreation console from creator Kevin Bates, the person behind the unique Arduino-based 8-bit Arduboy. Measuring in at round two quarters in size (as proven in Gizmodo’s early review), this tiny gaming handheld gives lots of the identical advantages because the bigger Arduboy regardless of its compact dimension, equivalent to an OLED show, lots of of open-source video games, and an uncovered design that encourages customers to discover {hardware} hacking and coding. 

In reality, tinkering is so inspired that the Arduboy Mini doesn’t include a speaker or a battery built-in. Instead, the gadget comes with clearly labeled solder contacts for each a battery and speaker positioned on the uncovered rear of the system. Otherwise, the Arduboy Mini will be powered by a transportable battery related to the USB-C port. 

The Mini incorporates a monochromatic 128 x 64-pixel OLED display screen, a 16MHz ATmega32u4 processor, and 6 buttons — 4 on the entrance left laid out like a directional pad and two on the precise that can be utilized as motion buttons in-game. A seventh button can be positioned on the rear of the system, which is used to reset the console. A library of over 300 8-bit retro-inspired video games come preinstalled on the tiny console, all open-source and created by a dedicated developer community.

The Arduboy neighborhood has developed over 300 retro-inspired 8-bit video games that come pre-installed on the Arduboy Mini.
Image: Kevin Bates | Arduboy

Preorders for the Arduboy Mini are at present accessible for $29 through an open KickStarter project, which surpassed its preliminary $10,000 funding objective inside simply 13 hours of launching on December seventh. Discounts can be found when shopping for a number of Arduboy Mini consoles (equivalent to a pack of ten for $240) and achievement isn’t anticipated to begin till June 2023.

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