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Seeed Arduboy Handheld Arcade

Seeed Arduboy Handheld Arcade

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Sounds like I need to buy a bunch of these out then on ebay and allow shipping outside of the US at a small premium lol
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Dear customer, Thanks for your attention, but we have no European website. BR,
SeeedStudio
Of course you don't, that's the reason i had to buy it from a third party vendor :/.
if i ship it too my cousin in the US would they be able to send it to canada?
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@infantrysmarties, there's no need to swear, my friend. I was merely demonstrating something that's even mentioned in the bible "responde stulto iuxta stultitiam suam ne sibi sapiens esse videatur" - Proverbs 26:5
ShannonG
Lol
This drop is limited to US only? Why won't it ship to Canada? That's fairly disappointing.
RobotRogue
Canada?? I'm fucking sad this won't ship to Switzerland. Instant disappointment.
RobotRogue
Yep, all the Arduboys never ship outside the US
I am pretty satisfied with this little handheld. i wish it had a micro sd slot but that's the beauty of Arduboy's simplicity. This was never meant to be a sort of jukebox arcade to sit for hours and play with. Just a little toy like when you were a kid. Back in my day you had one game and you enjoyed it! Games are easy to upload especially with the different game loaders available. I've played a few games and I'm impressed what devs can do with so little. I keep coming back to Sirene. Perfect little game. Can't wait for new games! Overall 10/10
If there was a special edition with transparent purple (like the gameboy advanced) i would buy another one!
I cant believe they wont ship this to Australia, I would be more than happy to pay extra for international shipping as I always do, so very disappointed...
Addy_c91
You should honestly just buy it from SEEED or some other distrib if you're not in the USA. This is only a few dollars discounted anyways.
I do work on embedded systems, but not this type of embedded. I mean, even the first gen Raspberry Pi model A has 256MB of memory, while this one has 2.5KB. The only reason why the screen works is because it’s 1 bit color depth. Think about it, even 16 color would require 4KB RAM for the framebuffer, which is way beyond 2.5KB. And it’s sold at at least 42.99...
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Im considering it only because its cute, I understand BrandonChang's point though
BrandonChang
Well it's also an 8-bit micro, you gotta go back to calculating your screen rather than drawing it. Think of it more like the first Gameboy than a smartphone.
Not sure what the heck I would even do with this but that doesn't seem to be stopping me from wanting one.
ben_r_
It's honestly pretty fun to play with.
If you could mqke it slightly smaller I could just use one thumb to mash all the buttons at the same time.
Ooh, I got one of these from the initial Kickstarter and I LOVE it. Super fun to tinker with, and its supported by a great community where I can whine about how terrible I am at simple programming stuff😂
This has to be one of the most adorable things I've seen. Can't wait to use it to practice Chinese and French.
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Thanks for your reply. I use Anki on Android with color coded Chinese characters (different colors representing the tones) and Mandarin audio feedback, so an Arduboy app wouldn't cut it for me. But no doubt it would be fun to program something like that if you've got the time.
Francisco
Yeah. I know what you mean. I use a lot of different learning tools including things like Rosetta Stone, HelloChinese (Android) and a few character learning apps.
Mainly it'll be fun to develop. It'll also be useful when I don't have ready access to my phone and whatnot or quick practice while in line at a store, etc.
Gaming on a 1.3 in screen..?? I'm I missing something..?
pLaStiKMaN
If the screen size is all you're concerned with, then you're missing a lot. Arduboy is not just a gaming console, it's a development platform for creating your own games! There's a huge online community with lots of great games and tons of cool programming techniques for learning about game development on a small platform.
I'm in for a 3rd time! This is a great platform and I'm hoping to do a little class for kids on it at our makerspace.
I'm sorry I don't understand . Why am I paying $50 when it says the $40 option is unlocked
12JTR
Shipping?
12JTR
Hey, if you're not sure about how you're being billed, you can always reach out to support.
For anyone wanting one of these: Arduboy still had a few Kickstarter Editions (including golden backs for $10 more) for the same price, last I checked. Made the mistake of joining this drop last time right before they went on sale, and those have already arrived, before Massdrop has even received the lot...
Hey, This thing would have been amazing, if it ran roms from emulators, and had a Micro SD card slot. How is the gaming quality compared to an original Nintendo Gameboy? You think (similar) games like Gameboy's Mario Land or Tetris will be possible on this thing?
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ProDigit
to give you an idea what kind of power this has, the original pokemon games ran with 8kb of ram and a fair amount more processing power. so gameboy color games, at least in their original format would be mostly improbable.
HermanMcPootis
GBC definitely impossible; nowhere near the power required for color and significantly fewer pixels in the display.
Does this play Mame and /or Snes games?
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Cool..?
Maita
...and the gang?
I was in for a second time, just got refunded. :( Stupid vendors.
Grabbing this a second time, first time I got two for my niece and nephew, now I want one ^_^
This thing is awesome, I funded it initially in its kickstarter!
I have a special edition from the first batch, I keep it next to my bed and play it from time to time.
The game I have on there is the 4 games pack with diatoms and stuff. The screen can be fatiguing in time due to its size and contrast, but for some short fun gaming sessions its really a blast. This thing really fits in your wallet if you want to carry it around :)
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See I feel like that should be something they tout way more!
Maita
They did tout it alot for kickstarter (which I was a part of).
But many people don't like the idea of 3-4 credit cards stacked in their wallet so I guess in time they stopped touting that.
Just wanted to chime in that I received my Arduboy today. It is a very cool little piece of gear. Very well made and the packaging is clever. The buttons have a nice feel to them and they are quiet enough that you can play without being bothersome to others. Also the screen is nice and sharp and renders the simple graphics quite well.
They also arranged the components under the acrylic cover in an aesthetic manner-a nice touch. Overall the Arduboy gives the impression of a well made device built like they cared. It is sturdy enough that I would have no hesitation giving this game to a three year old.
I can't comment on any other games because so far Mystic Baloon has me entertained enough that I haven't tried any others. All in all there is a good chance I will pick up a few more for gifts (and myself) next time they drop.
hey Massdrop, i wanted so many times to support this great site but the shipping is just too much, why do you even give the option if you cant manage like better shipping price...its ridiculous to pay 39.99 for this teeny-tiny envelope game boy and the shipping to EU is 21USD??? guys am not hating , think about it you have big market here nobody will pay this with that shipping the site is pointless, and am not talking about things like monitors where is shipping in hundreds usd ! thats just irrational dont you think?
prevo
Having handled shipping logistics between the US and EU for three years, I'd say it's a fair price for shipping overseas from the US to the EU. Massdrop doesn't set the shipping price - the USPS and the EU do.
Koriko
^It's hating if you're ignoring legal restrictions placed on Massdrop. You're getting fucked over by your own governments, peeps.
Anyone have experience handing this thing to a toddler? I've got a 2.5yo that's kind of interested in his Leapfrog tablet, but that thing is just too crummy with it's terrible screen. This seems like something that can grow with him, from interacting with the pretty screen to playing the games to eventually tinkering and programming.
Ponteaus
No firsthand experience with a toddler playing it, but it's sturdy, except that the on/off switch seems a bit delicate (takes a fingernail to use). It's very, very light with the aluminum back and plastic front so I'm thinking it would handle a few drops that would easily bust a phone.
JonnyThunder
Hehe… “drops”.
I picked one up last time. Its a neat toy, and I probably enjoy it more as a programmer that likes to toy with both games and embedded systems.
But don't expect great depth from this thing. The games are cute, but simple and it only holds one at once. Remember that your dealing with a system that has less RAM and ROM than an atari 2600 had.
Got this a few days ago and enjoying it so far. The quick start guides from Arduboy are helpful and I've also had good luck with the Arduboy Game Loader available at Team-ARG, which makes it way easier to store and load the games on their site.
Individual shipments are being prepared now! Our warehouse team received the group's bulk order earlier and have already broken everything down into the individual packages. As soon as your package is scanned into the courier's system an email will be sent with shipping confirmation and tracking info.
Expect another update from us on 1/9 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
So this is my second of two drops that has been totally fubar as regarding delivery date (other being the AZIO mechanical typewriter keyboard).
Is this a pretty normal occurrence? Do drops ever get delivered as scheduled?
heyitsme
When ordering hope for the best but plan for the worst. ;)
heyitsme
In their defense, this was the initial release for the whole product. The first real production version being made.
Awaiting delivery! While the group's order is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey now, we've just learned that a minor clearance delay has prevented the shipment from arriving as early as originally anticipated. Rest assured, we've prioritized this shipment with our receiving team and will work to have individual packages turned around as quickly as possible once delivered.
We understand that the additional wait time is undesirable. If you would prefer to cancel your order, please contact Community Support using the “Contact Support” button in your transactions page (http://massdrop.com/transactions).
You can expect an update from us on 1/5 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 12/30.
Expect another update from us on 1/2 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 12/30.
Expect another update from us on 1/2 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
We have reached out for the vendor and are expecting to hear back from them tomorrow with the shipping schedule. We will make sure to pass on any relevant information to the group.
As stated before, we understand that the additional wait time is undesirable. If you would prefer to cancel your order, please contact Community Support using the “Contact Support” button in your transactions page (http://massdrop.com/transactions).
You can expect an update from us on 12/23 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).