Discover 32blit

Continuing the discussion from Make directory of handheld gaming devices:

What is 32blit?

32blit is a handheld console with a big heart.

It’s small but it packs a punch:

  • Brilliant 3.5” IPS screen
  • 400MHz ARM Cortex-M7
  • Analog thumbstick and D-pad
  • Built-in speaker
  • 4+ hour battery life
  • and more…

The 32blit team grew up in the days when booting up your computer meant being greeted with the blinking cursor of an interpreter.

It was a time when you could immediately start coding unrestricted.

32blit is designed to allow you to realise your amazing game ideas in a frictionless and fun way.

Code in Lua or C++

Lua is the perfect choice for beginners and advanced users alike. The modern soulmate of BASIC it’s a great way to get started.

C++ offers extra performance and hardware access. Our projects will get you started and our libraries will make it frictionless and fun.

@trashHeap, let’s start building an entry in this quest wiki page, and add relevant fields.

Which info do we collect? :slight_smile:

name: 32blit
screen : 3.5’ IPS
processor: 400MHz ARM Cortex-M7
features: built-in speaker, analog thumbstick, d-pad

info website!

Two quick thinks:

  1. Adding links/URLs are fine. We can share that info, even if we don’t “hyperlink” it; the state of the web dictates this now
  2. How do we decide which websites to include?

Let’s think specifically about handhelds: which links do we want to collect? Code repos? Firmware? Leading blogs? Forums? Reddit?

For people (if I ever get to it), I decided to have “homepage”, meaning the place they’d prefer folks find them, or start their search. Could we move forward with that, see how it looks on different things?


Eventually we’ll get into things that have FTP or gopher URLs, as well…

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I should note, regardless of what we call it, I plan to do random wayback machine submissions based on URL fields in data. For example, each time the site builds, submit 5 random homempages to the archive.

In that way we can make our own backups, as soon as something is data’d. :face_with_monocle:

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Still not manufactured yet. Prototypes are in circulation though. Development was running late and then hit the brick wall of Covid-19. Crowdfunding page has updates on progress. I’m optimistically thinking they might still make it by december this year, if not a hair sooner.