The Creoqode 2048 Is The Complete Package For Building A Portable Gaming Handheld
The Creoqode 2048 is a new handheld device and can be best described as a package for building your own portable gaming console. The design is somewhat reminiscent of the inner shell of a PlayStation Vita, but it uses quite an unusual screen.
The Creoqode 2048 doesn’t feature a traditional LCD-display, but uses a matrix of 64 vs 32 RGB LEDs instead. That also explains the name of the product, 2048. The inside of the console features a Mini Mega board which is based on the same specifications of an Arduino Mega 2560. The entire design of the Creoqode is modular and adjustable, it’s possible to add sensors or other electronic items to the handheld device for example.
Speaking of Arduino, the Mini Mega development board is completely compatible with the Arduino Software IDE which allows for the creation of games. Users can create their own gaming experiences while learning how to code, according to Creoqode. In fact, you’ll even need some programming skills to install games on the 2048 device. A type of Pacman clone comes pre-installed and there’s an undefined Jump ‘n’ Run game as well. The Creoqode 2048 packs a 3400 mAh battery and can be recharged via Micro-USB.
The Creoqode 2048 is a Kickstarter project and was unveiled in June 2016. The first sets were already sent to its backers at the beginning of the year. Creoqode has announced that the 2048 and a separate Mini Mega development board are available for purchase to the general public, for 190 and 50 British pounds each. That roughly translates into $230 and $60 US Dollars.