Overview of TinyArcade and TinyScreen+

Introduction to TinyCircuits’ product.

Left:TinyArcade       Right:TinyScreen+

TinyArcade

Very small gaming console that looks like an old arcade-machine.
This is the all-in-one type kit which contains acrylic frames, joystick, speaker, battery etc.
It is convenient that two games has been already installed and you can play them instantly after you got that.
If you want to add other games, just put binary image of program to the microSD card.
The package and most of its handling process is highly sophisticated.
Price $59.95  →Official description

TinyScreen+

This is more likely as an electronic component than TinyArcade, packed with air-cushion sheet at delivery,
You additionally need a battery and desirable shield to use it.
‘Flappy Bird’ is preloaded on the board, although you should connect it to Windows PC as Arduino device and be reprogrammed for right purpose.
Price : $39.95(Board only) →Official description

Summary

Those products have different character although their processors are same.
TinyArcade is highly sophisticated package with reasonable price.
TinyScreen+ is exceptionally small platform and has versatility to perform various electronic application.
Choose it on your demand.

There is not full compatibility of program-code between them.
Some modification is required when it comes to i/o access like hardware buttons.

They are both very fantastic product indeed.
However, it seems not so popular in Japan, especially compared to Adafruit’s products.
Challenging spirit is welcome due to lack of sufficient information, we’re gonna make it run cool!

< Just one good news for Japanese users >
There is the site of TinyArcade which describes various technical tips and knowledge made by kuran_kuran.
He is making original games on TinyArcade. Great job!
 Link→kuran_kuran TinyArcade page

有機ELの魅力

豆テレビの画面サイズは0.96インチ、といってもネットの画像だけではいまひとつ大きさが実感できないかもしれませんね。

有機ELなのでコントラスト、視野角ともに素晴らしく、この小さな画面でお気に入りのワンシーンを観るのも楽しいです。

有機ELのその他のメリットは省電力であること、また黒い部分が多ければ多いほどエネルギー消費が少ないという特徴があります。

デメリットは屋外での視認性の悪さ、焼き付きのしやすさ、一定の寿命があるといったことですが、今回のプロジェクトでの適用においてはあまり問題にならないと思われます。

豆テレビのキット化を準備しています

豆テレビとは?

実際にはテレビではなくてレトロなテレビを模した動画プレーヤーです。

Fusion Baseで紹介された記事

実用性はあまりないと思いますがw、実物をご覧になった方には結構好評なので、勢いに乗ってキット化して提供しようと考えています。