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Arduboy Mini

A project in San Francisco, CA by Kevin Bates

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Open-Source 8-bit console with 300+ games on a tiny circuit board. Learn to code and share your games online for free.
Backers: 1057
Average Pledge Per Backer: $63

Funded: $66,316 of $10,000
Dates: Dec 5th -> Jan 4th (30 days)
Project By: Kevin Bates
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Latest News

New And Improved Arduboy Mini Smashes Funding Goal

January 5th - via:
Today, we’re pleased to tell you that not only did the Arduboy Mini Kickstarter cross the finish line with more than six times its original funding goal, but [Kevin] has made some pretty major changes to the design from the last time it graced these pages. The final Mini offers even more opportunities for modification and expansion, while still keeping the $29 USD price tag which made it so appealing in the first place. (Read More)

Speaker, Battery Connector and I2C now included!

December 29th - via:
Massive Upgrades @ $50k! Speaker, Battery Connector and I2C now included! Due to overwhelming demand and the fact that we have so many backers, it is now possible to add the much requested speaker and battery connector! The new battery connector is a... (Read More)

The matchbook-sized Arduboy Mini 8-bit console blasts past its Kickstarter goal

December 28th - via:
The latest version, the Arduboy Mini, shrinks the size to half that of the original (48 x 32 x 8 mm), has more storage than the Arduboy FX, and comes preinstalled with 300 open-source, 8-bit retro-inspired games created by developers. (Read More)

The Arduboy Mini is a tiny Game Boy-inspired 8-bit game console

December 28th - via:
The Arduboy Mini is the latest Game Boy-inspired handheld game console from creator Kevin Bates, the man behind the original Arduino-based 8-bit Arduboy. Measuring in at around two quarters in length (as shown in Gizmodo’s early review), this tiny gaming handheld offers many of the same benefits as the larger Arduboy despite its compact size, such as an OLED display, hundreds of open-source games, and an exposed design that encourages users to explore hardware hacking and coding. (Read More)

How about some i2c in your Mini?

December 22nd - via:
Arduboy Mini Levels Up! Arduboy Mini with the new Qwiic i2c Connector After receiving several requests for more expansion on the Mini, I ran a poll on my twitter to ask if I should add a Qwiic (i2c) connector and the results were overwhelmingly... (Read More)

Arduboy Mini Is A Fresh Take On An 8-bit Favorite

December 22nd - via:
Customization has been woven into the DNA of the Mini, so whether you come up with a custom amplified sound system to bolt onto the back or just spin up your own 3D printed enclosure, you’ve really got the opportunity to make the system your own. Then there’s the possibilities offered by the proposed I2C interface, which simply isn’t an option on the original hardware. (Read More)

Colors Unlocked!

December 16th - via:
Stretch goal hit! Color PCB's unlocked! Updated Color Samples After confirming with PCBway to see what colors would be available, and they helped me adjust the sample to match what we can deliver on. Slight adjustments were made from the original... (Read More)

How to Customize your Game! (& Arduboy FX Game Jam)

December 12th - via:
Customize your game loadout on the Arduboy Mini & FX You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 This helpful video by Simon (community user filmote) shows you how you can easily... (Read More)

Arduboy Mini: Tiny gaming handheld arrives on Kickstarter with over 300 games and an OLED Display

December 7th - via:
The Arduboy Mini is a compact gaming handheld for hobbyists looking to get their teeth stuck into a new project. Offered with a small OLED display and several gamepad buttons, the Arduboy Mini can access over 300 games and is available to back on Kickstarter for US$29. (Read More)

Funding Goal Reached in 13 Hours! (& how to add a speaker and battery)

December 6th - via:
Funded!! You did it! Thank you so much for believing in and pledging for the Arduboy mini! We hit our goal in less than 13 hours and are on our way to reaching the stretch goal unlocking all the colors! Share the campaign with your friends on social... (Read More)

Arduboy Mini Slims Down the Classic Open Source Portable Gaming Platform

December 6th - via:
Arduboy is a popular eight-bit portable open source gaming platform. Kevin Bates created it and a successful follow-on. A new version slimmed-down version of the device, called Arduboy Mini, is now running as a Kickstarter campaign. (Read More)

Open-Source 8-Bit Gaming Console based on Arduino platform

December 6th - via:
Kickstarter recently featured the Arduboy Mini which is an 8-bit video game console based on the Arduino platform. The tiny console includes more than 300 games and it can also be used to learn to code games using the tutorials from the Arduboy Community. (Read More)

Arduboy Mini hits Kickstarter for $29 and up (Tiny 8-bit game console with 300 games included)

December 5th - via:
More than three years after introducing the Arduboy Mini handheld game console, developer Kevin Bates has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the tiny game console. Prices start at $29 during crowdfunding for a tiny gaming device with a 0.96 inch monochrome OLED display, an 8-bit, 16 MHz Atmega32u4 processor, 16MB of storage, and 300 pre-loaded games. (Read More)

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