µGame (Micro Handheld)

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Matej
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µGame (Micro Handheld)

Post by Matej » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:50 am

Hello.
There is very cute micro handheld (like Sega VMU or Nintendo Pokemon Mini on steroids) called µGame.
It is based on Atmel SAM ARM (ATSAMD21, 48mhz, 32kb ram, 2mb flash, 128x128 LCD, 8bit mono audio). Main developing platform is Python (CircuitPython/MicroPython) but it is ARM so C, C++ etc is possible too... It works on Nokia battery for hours.

How it looks like:
https://cdn.hackaday.io/images/8201321527494944003.jpg

More specs here:
http://ugame.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

Hackaday:
https://hackaday.io/project/27629-game

Discord:
https://discord.gg/yesAnGR

Tindie Shop:
https://www.tindie.com/products/deshipu ... nsole-kit/

Soon there will be case + buttons (I am case designer).
There will be website with forum in future too!
Please join Discord, Hackaday maybe you can do game, app, case modding...

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Re: µGame (Micro Handheld)

Post by Jubatian » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:47 pm

Nice, although for me it looks like it has a Python interpreter, so no C or C++ for this one! Not that it is anything bad, it is a nice idea to have it that way, just mentioned. It is also an interesting touch that it apparently makes itself appearing like a USB disk, so you can easily upload a game onto it (the 2Mb external Flash, then I presume the interpreter would run it).

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Re: µGame (Micro Handheld)

Post by Matej » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:04 pm

I think C or C++ will works with little hacking too. Its standard Atmel ARM cpu...

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Re: µGame (Micro Handheld)

Post by D3thAdd3r » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:10 am

Looks to be really capable and nice. I think Python is not a bad idea if the power is available like this, so it is an interesting concept.

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Re: µGame (Micro Handheld)

Post by Strela_17 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:21 pm

It's true that it does sound like an interesting project, I'll give it a try if I get some unassigned disposable income soon! I just wanted to know, is there an outer shell for it, or do you just hold it as is? Or is there a way to 3D print a shell?

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