It’s claimed that superior things arrive in small offers, which is difficult to deny when we look at all the nifty initiatives out there that were being constructed into an Altoids tin. Now, if that’s previously true for the frequent sized box, we can be doubly excited for nearly anything crammed into their Smalls assortment types, which is what [Kayden Kehe] made a decision to use as housing for his mintyPico, a tiny gaming console jogging homebrew versions of Snake, Breakout, Pong, and a number of more.
As the “Pico” might have now presented absent, the task is crafted all over a Raspberry Pi Pico board, and staying supposed as moveable system, [Kayden] went with a variation that also homes LiPo battery charging circuitry. A set of 3d-printed areas pack the board alongside with a matching battery and a button panel neatly into the tin alone, while a size-ideal SSH1106 OLED goes into the lid. All design and style documents alongside with the MicroPython code of the games can be discovered on the venture’s GitHub page.
You may have felt this unusual perception of familiarity when you read through the undertaking’s title, and without a doubt, the mintyPi gaming console was a important inspiration for [Kayden] listed here, as was the Pico Snake project. Thinking of this was his junior calendar year higher school venture, this is surely an outstanding and pleasant mash-up of people two assignments.