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From Olivier’s Twitter:
“A dedicated nanoloop device with FM synth and LED dot matrix / segment display.
Details and video to follow in the next weeks.”

Last edited by GenSek (Nov 21, 2018 10:48 am)

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https://twitter.com/nanoloop/status/106 … 05601?s=20
https://twitter.com/nanoloop/status/106 … 70081?s=20

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Ehi, really?
Is nobody hyped?

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Sea of Souls

oh wow, that is pretty interesting. I want to tear it open so badly. big_smile

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i think there are many who are hyped actually (including myself lol)
imo there's just not really much to talk about until Olivier reveals something more.
He said that this is not a Zero project though.

i think he might make a thread here as well, someday

Last edited by bitwise (Nov 22, 2018 10:33 am)

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GenSek wrote:

Ehi, really?
Is nobody hyped?

I'm hyped as fuck but just cbf posting here much anymore

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bitwise wrote:

i think there are many who are hyped actually (including myself lol)
imo there's just not really much to talk about until Olivier reveals something more.
He said that this is not a Zero project though.

i think he might make a thread there as well, someday

Uhm, what is a Zero project?

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GenSek wrote:
bitwise wrote:

i think there are many who are hyped actually (including myself lol)
imo there's just not really much to talk about until Olivier reveals something more.
He said that this is not a Zero project though.

i think he might make a thread there as well, someday

Uhm, what is a Zero project?


https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/game-boy-zero/

I assume?

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Duck wrote:
GenSek wrote:

Uhm, what is a Zero project?


https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/game-boy-zero/

I assume?

Thanks!
I didn’t know about it smile

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NUMBSKULL

I fully believe this is real and will be released, but the screen in that picture totally looks like a piece of paper! Maybe just a mock-up?

Still this is way more real than the hyperkin "totally not just a backlit Gameboy pocket" smile

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it is indeed a piece of paper with a bunch of LEDs behind it.

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the next prototype, that i hope to have ready by end of next week, will have bare LED dots and digits behind a clear front panel. i'm not sure if the selected LEDs are diffused enough to look nice though. if they don't, i'll return to the matte diffusion screen.

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NUMBSKULL

Wow, that's actually super cool. Not an LCD, but leds and a few 7 segments!

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32 pixels. A dot matrix with stereo sound so to speak.

Last edited by oliver (Nov 22, 2018 9:41 pm)

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catskull wrote:

Still this is way more real than the hyperkin "totally not just a backlit Gameboy pocket" smile

I think it's near impossible to make a Game Boy clone with decent screen today because no matching displays are available. There may be some color LCDs that have a similar resolution, but typically there is some ugly upscaling going on. Simple b/w LCDs are usually just as dark as the original ones and I'm not aware of any near-square models with a Game Boy like resolution. Memory LCDs are beautiful but screen sizes and resolutions are nowhere near 160 x 144 / 2.6 inch either. E-paper looks even nicer, some models even have an almost matching resolution but they are too slow, even the fastest partial refresh rates hardly reach 2 fps, a full screen redraw still takes seconds. OLED would be perfect, but there is a gap between small panels of up to 1.5″ and 4″+ ones for smartphones. 2″-3″ OLEDs simply don't exist. Tooling for custom displays is very, very expensive and honestly I don't think hyperkin can do that.

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I don't know what it is. But I know I want it.