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This tiny keyboard kit turns a cheap smartwatch into a cheap mini-desktop computer

Chinese electronics maker LilyGo is selling a keyboard kit that effectively turns one of the company’s cheap smartwatches into a device that looks more like a tiny replica of a desktop computer. The LilyGo T-Watch-Keyboard-C3 is available from AliExpress with prices starting at $19 for a keyboard and speaker that connect to an existing watch […]

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PocketStar is an open source retro game console for your keychain (crowdfunding)

The PocketStar is a portable game console with an OLED display, a D-Pad, two action buttons, an accelerometer, vibration motor, rechargeable battery, and built-in speaker. It runs open source software and should be able to handle classic 8-bit games as well as some new games with a retro feel. But what makes PockStar different from […]

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Lilbits: Booting Linux on some Lenovo laptops requires an extra step, Macintosh Pi, and fanless Jasper Lake mini PCs

The new Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is a 13.3 inch mobile workstation-class laptop with support for up to a 2880 x 1800 pixel OLED display, up to an AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 6860Z processor, and up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. It’s also one of the first laptops to feature a Microsoft Pluton […]

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Inkplate 6COLOR is WiFi-enabled color E Ink display for $99

Over the past few years e-radionica has launched a series of WiFi-enabled, hacker-friendly E Ink displays powered by ESP32 microcontrollers. The original InkPlate 6 used recycled Kindle displays, while the InkPlate 10 uses larger screens taken from a variety of eReaders. But the new Inkplate 6COLOR is the first to feature a color E Ink display with […]

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Inkplate 6PLUS WiFi-enabled E Ink display goes up for pre-order

The Inkplate line of devices are programmable, WiFi-ready E Ink displays that can be used for a variety of applications. With prices starting at $99, open hardware designs, and screens that are recycled from older Kindle eReaders, the project ticks a lot of boxes for hardware hackers looking for a low-power, high-contrast display. Now the folks […]

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microByte is an open hardware tiny handheld game console for $45 and up during crowdfunding

The microByte is a pocket-sized game console with a tiny display, game controllers, a speaker, and microSD card reader for storage. It supports several emulators, allowing you to play classic games on the system. And it’s an open hardware project – the firmware, PCB design files and schematics, and other documentation are all available to […]

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M5Paper is a 4.7 inch WiFi-enabled E Ink touchscreen display for $70

The M5Paper is a small, programmable E Ink display that sells for around $70. It supports touchscreen input, WiFi and Bluetooth and has a battery, which means you could use the display to make your own eBook reader, smart home remote, or internet-connected news ticker, among other things. While the M5Paper is out of stock at […]