ESP8266 gaming (and more) platform with Wi-Fi and a port for I2C peripheralsDesigned by davedarko, Ships from Germany
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What is it? THIS IS NOT AN EMULATOR THERE ARE NO GAMES FOR THIS IT HAS NO SOUND A portable ESP8266 hardware platform with 4MB flash, that allows you to create and play games, log data from sensor...Read More…
A portable ESP8266 hardware platform with 4MB flash, that allows you to create and play games, log data from sensors connected via I2C, talk to your MQTT connected devices, show you your Instagram, hackaday.io and youtube stats, analyse your wifi. You will have 6 buttons in total, a classic D-pad + A/B setup. The SD card socket will allow you to load and store data onto an SD card. There is an RGB backlight for the Nokia LCD, controlled over I2C.
At the height of my GAME BOY pocket addiction, I found Gamebuino, Makerduino and Arduboy and thought that their chip is a bit puny. The ESP8266 is a cheap, powerful chip that has WiFi and is supported in Arduino and Micro/Circuit - Python. Combined with the RGB-backlight LCD display it makes a nice tiny handheld. Making it battery-powered was one of the challenges I've set myself, thanks to Adafruit and others sharing their designs, I was able to design a charge and power muxing circuit.
It has an RGB backlight. Has WiFi. You can connect sensors via I2C. It has no sound, so nothing will annoy you. I'm working on an external I2C sound card though, I might be able to free a pin in a later version.
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My name is Dave and I'm from Berlin - web developer by day, tinkerer at night. Since early 2014 I'm sharing my projects on hackaday.io and learned a lot about electronics on that platform. I like to design and share cool looking printed circuit boards and 3D printed projects. Sneaking in a cool spin on something is my goal, what sometimes leads me to abandoned projects. That's nothing I plan to sell here though! This is the better end of my projects, revised to work as a kit or sell as one piece. Why sit on 10+ unpopulated project boards and parts - someone else might want one too! On hackaday.io I will share insights and design decisions, as well as schematics and design files. Thank you for checking out my store on tindie!
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