Breadboard Prototype

A project log for CheapDate (Playdate clone)

Tinker project based on the Playdate handheld console from Panic.

Jay8eeJay8ee 07/09/2019 at 18:270 Comments

This was the initial breadboard prototype for CheapDate.

At it's heart is a Teensy 3.1 (really love what those guys are doing over there) running my test program, which is a simple racing game called Crank Shaft.

I'm using a FFC breakout to hook up the screen, I had a go at soldering a .5mm pitch FFC connector myself and lets just say I need some practice!

There's a rotary encoder for the crank and a couple of tactile buttons for the face buttons. The small chip on the breadboard is a 3.3v to 5v charge boost I had lying around, the screen wants a 5v supply and I want this to run of batteries in the end.