Arduino-based business card plays Tetris

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 05 2014 @ 11:56 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Engadget came across a proof-of-concept of a pretty nifty business card that features an Arduino chip and a small OLED screen. Besides being capable of listing your resume, this device is also capable of letting you play simple games like Tetris!
The device was made by Oregon programmer Kevin Bates who calls it the Arduboy, because it uses a barebones Arduino board (the tiny computer also found inside Kegbot and Fish on Wheels) connected to an OLED screen. To make the handheld gaming experience as authentic as possible, he also equipped the card with capacitive touch buttons, a speaker and a replaceable battery that lasts up to nine hours.
The creator is planning to launch a Kickstarter project in the coming weeks. The selling price of the Arduboy kits is expected to be around $30 per card though, and it's a DIY assembly.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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