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'Thumby' ~$20 micro-handheld kickstarter

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Tiny circuits has a new kickstarter for an inexpensive handheld called Thumby.  It follows the Cybiko business model of having its users make most of the games, and the IDE is already up (here). I like small things, and the $19+5 shipping is in my impulse-buy territory, so they suckered me in.  They seem to have a history of tiny electronics kits, but I'd never heard of them before.

 

I actually heard about it when youtube seemingly randomly recommended me this:

 

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I got this one, though I'm afraid the size of the buttons will make it feel a little gimmicky to play with it, still can't wait to try it out.

Also definitely going to make some games for it, I really like the idea in general!

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Well, I think that makes you one of the biggest fish in that pool.

I'm surprised there's not more excitement here. 

 

I've got a little dot-racing game that might work okay on it

 

Maybe this LGR vid will boost interest:

 

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I guess the trick would be to create games that use one or two buttons at most or don't need any reaction time.

Anything that requires precision and timing would be a waste on that device.

 

On 10/12/2021 at 5:32 PM, Reaperman said:

 

I've got a little dot-racing game that might work okay on it

 

That would be fun to see working out! Though I do see a problem using the d-pad for steering.. maybe A for gas and left-right to steer could work?

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