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Posted: 05:24:35 PM, 07/03/2014
A minimalist, credit-card sized game system
There are indeed happy accidents. In this case, the accident happened to be dropping a surface mount resistor into a hole on a PCB. It fit perfectly, which gave Kevin Bateske the inspiration to incorporate this concept into a project.
The lucky recipient of this design method was the Arduboy, an Arduino-based game system with capacitive touch buttons and an OLED screen. The screen happened to be roughly the same thickness as the PCB, and so was the battery. Having these multiple components suspended in cutouts would surely be a striking visual concept.
A prototype using a Qdoba card.
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