July 7, 2022

The above video showcases a credit score card-sized whatsit with a built-in display screen, management pad and two buttons. It performs Tetris! If you happen to’re not satisfied by now that we’re both at or very close to the head of human ingenuity, I’m unsure I’d ever be capable of persuade you in any other case and I’m unsure it’s price your time to maintain studying this. We must always amicably go our separate methods.

For the remainder of you, this mission is known as Arduboy. It’s a few millimeter and a half thick and apparently packs north of 9 hours of battery life. Its creator, Kevin Bates, created the proof-of-concept you see within the above video and has plans to roll out a Kickstarter marketing campaign to promote this stuff, full with an internet site the place individuals can share different sorts of software program and video games they create for Arduboy.

Bates writes on his web site that he desires to make use of Kickstarter to boost $820 to cowl licensing prices. I write right here that he’ll in all probability be capable of elevate that quantity quicker than he can clear the primary stage of Tetris. He’ll additionally in all probability should promote the playing cards with no sport loaded onto them to keep away from authorized points, although.

No phrase on how a lot a remaining model would value, however you may go to Bates’ web site to learn extra about how the mission got here collectively, full with photographs of the Qdoba and REI present playing cards he used to check a few of the early builds.

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My enterprise card performs Tetris [YouTube via The Next Web]

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