The project was recently posted by Philip Burgess from Adafruit, it is one of the smallest working MAME cabinets that the world has seen till date. Seriously, the OLED screen of this one is smaller than 0.96 inches. The idea for this project was completely impromptu that came to Phillips during a weekend hacking session. You might not enjoy playing with it but it a true wonder. You can take a look by watching the below given video once: https://youtu.be/0O0DeRL7P-w
Heads up from outside, it is not a kit that is being sold by Adafruit right now. The maker took a lot of trouble while building this project. The main point is the possibility of the creation of one such small device opens up gates for several other such small size gadgets. The color display of this one too small and little coarse than what you might be expecting. You will need to downsample a lot of graphics to make something at this scale. The costs also matter, it’s not going to be an economic project stay assured. The small sized OLEDs can cost a lot than anything else. Also, you will need a high-level language like Python to write something like this.
This project was created on Raspberry Pi Zero computer with an interface covered with a 0.96 inch RGB OLED screen, and an i2S class D audio amplifier along with a few collected ends and buttons. Since the project didn’t need any camera, Philips decided to use a “VI” Pi Zero. Always remember, if you are creating something of this level you can eliminate the need for the camera. There are a lot of connections that you might have to tuck in well. The LED sequins are optional but you can always use some to give a finishing touch to your gadget.
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