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The Arduboy is a handheld game console with open source software, based on the Arduino hardware platform.

The original version of the Arduboy was 1.6mm thick, with the height and width of a credit card, and was initially designed by Kevin Bates as an electronic business card.[1][2]

Later consumer versions replaced the first version's touch-sensitive panels by physical buttons, and include a protective plastic case, raising the thickness to 5mm. As well as the open-source Arduboy itself, a single-game version featuring an officially licensed (non-open) version of Tetris is also available.[3] Development was funded through a Kickstarter campaign in 2015.[4]

Arduboy based Tetris Microcard


  1. ^ Liszewski, Andrew (March 3, 2014), "Make an Awesome First Impression With a Tetris-Playing Business Card", Gizmodo.
  2. ^ Frauenfelder, Mark (March 3, 2014), "Arduboy: tiny Arduino-based video game player", Boing Boing.
  3. ^ Liszewski, Andrew (April 13, 2017), "Playing Tetris on a Business Card Is Everything I Hoped It Would Be", Gizmodo
  4. ^ Khan, Imad (May 14, 2015), "You can now order a Game Boy the size of a credit card", The Daily Dot

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