Meggy Jr RGB portable game platform

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Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories have just announced the release of the Meggy Jr RGB, a fully programmable handheld console with an 8×8 RGB LED matrix display. Like its big sisters Peggy and Peggy 2.0, the Meggy Jr is driven by an ATmega168 microcontroller and is made up of a bank of fully addressable LEDs. Unlike its siblings, the device boasts six buttons and the ability to be mounted inside of a custom case (or “handle set”) constructed from plastic or wood, drastically altering the look of the console. Using the popular open-souce Arduino environment, users are able to write custom software for the device. While it works great as a game console, of the many possible configurations and suggested uses, we think “disco floor for your Lego minifigurines” is the most amusing.

Comments

  1. Ibenster says:

    wow I want one!

    BADLY!

  2. ragnar says:

    This has to feature a RTS game, units-strength related to brightness/color and a dim backgroundcolor represents influence on the map. Yes, I see some fun in this little thing for sure!

  3. sparr says:

    Good to know that evilmadscientist has a decent 8×8 RGB LED matrix for 33% less money than sparkfun.

  4. don says:

    reminds me of the hand held LED games of the lat 70s early 80s

  5. Thaksss very nice…

  6. thanks for info.

  7. Good to know that evilmadscientist has a decent 8×8 RGB LED matrix for 33% less money than sparkfun.

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