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A tiny, open-source, ESP32-powered retro-console ---MicroByte

by: Jan 21,2021 1248 Views 0 Comments Posted in Activities

ESP32 retro-console game MicroByte CrowdSupply arduino IDE

What is MicroByte?

MicroByte is a hand-held, open-source retro-console, which can execute games from NES, GameBoy, GameBoy Color, Game Gear, and Sega Master System. It owns a powerful battery life of up to 6/7 hours with a colorful, high pixel density 1.3" IPS screen.

MicroByte is controlled by an ESP32-WROVER E microcontroller module. And it is fully compatible with Arduino IDE.

It maybe the tiniest hand-held console you have ever seen -- The entire console measures just 78 x 17 x 40 mm (3.07 x 0.67 x 1.57 inches). It seems a great choice to bring it when you are going out.


  • Processor: ESP32 Wrover E

Two main cores with a max frequency of 240 MHz and an ultra low power core

8 MB of RAM

16 MB of flash

An integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antenna

  • Display: ST7789 IPS Screen

1.3" diagonal

240 x 240 pixel resolution

60 Hz max refresh frequency

  • Sound: On-board speaker powered by a MAX98357AETE+T I2S amplifier
  • Storage: MicroSD card slot
  • Controls: 13 onboard buttons, including

8 Inductive direction and action buttons with rubber membranes

3 additional buttons (Start, Select, and Menu)

MicroByte is coming soon in CrowdSupply. It will participate in the crowdfunding activity soon, don't hesitate to give your support!

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