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This article was published on March 3, 2014

    This business card lets you play Tetris

    This business card lets you play Tetris
    Emil Protalinski
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    Emil Protalinski

    Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

    Technical designer Kevin Bates has done something phenomenal: he has designed and built the Arduboy, an interactive digital business card that lets you play Tetris on an OLED screen. We’re stopping short of calling it a credit-card-sized Game Boy, but the Arduboy is nonetheless very impressive:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXhOMO6ZjRg

    The controls are capacitive touch sensors. If you enter the Konami code, the Hack a Day logo pops up and the card starts playing Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up.

    Arduboy

    See also – Playable Game Boy costume turns you into a playable game boy and The Gameboo looks and feels like a Game Boy… but oh, it’s so much more

    Image Credit: Kevin Bates