Old Tamagotchi, new hardware

I had a bootleg Tamagotchi. It was a dinosaur version and, like the real ones, mine died a lot. But someone called JC has designed a hardware platform that runs an emulated version of Tamagotchi’s original software.

The software platform [OpenTama] is [JC]’s (sic) TamaLib which we featured last year; in effect it’s an open-source emulator that allows the Tamagotchi ROM to run on a variety of modern hardware platforms. It also contains several additional options like the ability to save and restore your progress or to select customized ROMs. The OpenTama hardware, meanwhile, is a proper 21st-century reimplementation of the original: a small, egg-sized PCB sporting an STM32 microcontroller driving an LCD or OLED display, powered by a 100 mAh battery that can be recharged through a USB-C port.

via Hackaday

It’s only a matter of time before we get a Tamagotchi Apple/Pixel Watch… right?

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