When you want to play a game but have left the Switch or smartphone, Steam deck, Air date, Developer term, PowKiddy A20 or Jewel Boy Zero At home, there is now a savior. The current funding target on Kickstarter has more than doubled, and there are still 29 days, thumb Is a raspberry pie The power game system is so small that you can take your keys with you.
Of course there is a microcontroller board working here-it is the RP2040 SoC, as in Raspberry Pico, Which powers Thumby through five retro games: Tetris clone TinyBlocks, space debris (asteroids), Annelid (snakes), a horizontal scrolling game where dinosaurs jump over rocks (Saur Run); and Delver dungeon crawling adventure game .
But there is more room for games, Thumby provides 2MB of storage space for your own games, or you can learn skills by editing existing games. The game is written using MicroPython or through the Arduino IDE, because this is a RP2040 board, we will not be surprised that CircuitPython is ported to Thumby. The double-ended Micro USB cable allows two people to play multiplayer games, but we are sure that if you try this in a public place, you will immediately gather a large group of people to see what’s exciting.
The screen is OLED, with a resolution of 72×40 pixels, which is not the maximum resolution even for micro OLEDs, but it is sufficient for the appearance. It is controlled by a four-position arrow key and two buttons, and a power switch can make the 40mAh rechargeable battery full of vitality.
Creator TinyCircuits has extensive experience in open source hardware games. The history of Thumby can be traced back to an exhibition at the 2016 Bay Area Maker Carnival. RP2040 The design has been completed this year, and shipments should start in early 2022. Please keep in mind that crowdfunding projects do not guarantee the receipt of finished products. Supporting crowdfunding projects is similar to investing, you believe in the project and hope it succeeds. You are not buying a retail product.