Hmm might be possible? Add a couple soft buttons? It’s something to think about.
I’m not a huge fan of these actually although I guess almost all controllers use them. My favorite is actually a combination of what we are using now (snap domes) and this style, where a layer of silicone is put between the snap dome and hard plastic button to give a nice squishy feel and it also makes it so the buttons don’t rattle.
The idea isn’t scrapped- It’s just barely an idea, though. It’s likely that it’ll stay an idea for a good while, too. There are people that are holding off on buying an Arduboy because they think a new one is coming out soon, when in reality, there are no legitimate plans for a second Arduboy to ever come out. The only thing is people saying what they would like in the next version or what they dislike in the current version. There are no pictures, no sketches, no mock-ups, no anything besides speculation and hopes.
Whilst I’m generally all for more features and upgrades I find the limitations of the existing hardware are part of the charm and it’s what originally perked my interest in the device. I hope that the next generation Arduboy retains this charm continuing to offer challenges akin to those faced during the good old retro days of the 70’s and 80’s.
I think MLXXXp has nailed it by giving a bit more headroom and some storage in the attic. If there’s space then you could chuck in an accelerometer and RTC if not some form of sheild to be able to expand could be cool.
@bateske dealers choice. I am ok with either kickstarter or direct build…
The only complaint i have with the current Arduboy system is the limit of one game per device. The hardware limitations have inspired creativity. I would have no complaint at gaining any new features like a color screen, larger file storage, multi system connectivity, more RAM, RTC, or accelerometer to name a few.
My key feature request is an SD card slot so the game can be changed on the fly and to keep the small size and form factor…
Can always get one of these. I wouldn’t mind the size being increased, I find the current size awkward to handle and my hands are almost as small as Trump’s, I can’t imagine what it must be like for large-handed people.