History of video games/Platforms/32Blit

History edit

Development edit

The Pimoroni 32Blit was funded on Kickstarter.[1] On May 20, 2019, the price of the console was 90 Great British Pounds.[2]

Beta Launch edit

Beta consoles were shipped by January 2020.[3]

As of October 6th, 2021 the system was still in development.[4]

Legacy & Influence edit

Tom's Hardware noted a possible influence of the 32Blit on Pimoroni's newer Pimoroni PicoSystem platform.[5]

Technology edit

Compute edit

The 32Blit is powered by a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M7 architecture processor clocked at 400 megahertz.[2][6]

Storage edit

After initially planning to exclude expandable storage from production units, a microSD card reader was kept to aid expandability.[7]

Hardware edit

The system has a 3.5 inch screen.[2]

External Resources edit

References edit

  1. "32blit: retro-inspired handheld with open-source firmware". Kickstarter. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  2. a b c "32blit is an open-source retro-style handheld that wants to help you code your first game" (in en). Stuff. https://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff/gaming/32blit-open-source-retro-style-handheld-wants-help-you-code-your-first-game. 
  3. "32Blit unboxing and first impressions deninet.com". deninet.com. https://deninet.com/blog/2020/01/26/32blit-unboxing-and-first-impressions. 
  4. "https://twitter.com/pimoroni/status/1445661508537573376" (in en). Twitter. https://twitter.com/pimoroni/status/1445661508537573376. 
  5. Mott, Nathaniel (14 July 2021). "Pimoroni Teases RP2040-Powered PicoSystem Gaming Device" (in en). Tom's Hardware. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/pimoroni-teases-rp2040-powered-picosystem-gaming-device. 
  6. "32blit – The open, retro-inspired, handheld console for creators". Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  7. "MICROSD FTW!". https://32blit.com/posts/2019/06/13/micro-sd-ftw.