I think this is interesting (at least what some of the interviewees say) but it does set off my art doofus, navel-gazing, alarms at full blast:
Worth a view, however, if you have any interest in pixel art and/or chiptunes.
Now *those* are pixels
This is weird and sorta wonderful:
Meggy Jr RGB is a handheld platform for developing your own pixel-scale video games.
Featuring a fully addressable 8×8 RGB LED matrix display, big fat comfy button switches, customizable handles, a lo-fi audio transducer, and even 8 extra LEDs for lives, score, ammo, or level, Meggy Jr RGB is a great little kit you won’t want to miss. Meggy Jr is fast, programmable, open source, and hackable. And fun!
I kinda really want one of these, not just because it’s pixel-rificTM but because you actually have to assemble it yourself, like one of those old Heathkit TVs
your my Dad used to tinker with but about a eleventy-billion times more fun, for at least 15-20 minutes.
It even just got a new game (yes, one):
There’s something Mattel electronics, circa the late 70s, about this thing and I must have it! (And, I imagine, ManekiNeko does or will soon and then he can tell us about it, first-hand.)