Arduboy – business card, with which you can play Tetris





Business cards are different. Someone is trying to create cards use unusual materials with a nice texture to the touch, and someone puts all the power in a chic design. But business card Arduboy not exist at all competitors. After using this small you can play Tetris!

American designer Kevin Bates has developed for itself quite incredible card. He called her Arduboy, and this is no accident. Externally card resembles a classic console Nintendo – Game Boy. It is for this handhelda in 1989 was developed the very first pocket version of the legendary game Alexey Pajitnov – Tetris. The very first part of the name of this unique business card owes its origin to the hardware computing platform Arduino, on the basis of which was created by this device.

Kevin when creating your business cards in addition to the system used Arduino circuit board thickness of 1.6 millimeters, Piezo, tiny monochrome OLED-screen, capacitive touch buttons, flat button-type battery, as well as a little switch to turn on and off the device. As a result Arduboy card is not only able to play Tetris, it can easily reproduce unpretentious MIDI-files, and display text and image files. The card is capable of continuous operation for about 10 hours on a single battery.

Designer plans to raise about $ 1,000 using kraudfanding-site Kickstarter to bring the cards to the mind, then he will publish detailed diagrams and source code that he used during its development. The main problem is that it needs to purchase a paid license for the production of business cards, but it’s worth a little over $ 800, which is why he announced his intention to raise the necessary funds. Also the author of the project wants to find an alternative touch buttons to feel the impact of clicks, while not losing in the thickness of the device. According to him, touch sensitive buttons a bit too boring to use and do not allow to feel the joy of the game.

Learn more about creating a business card Arduboy you can read on the page, its developer.

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