This tweet introduced me to the Flipper Zero. It’s described as a “Multi-tool Device for Geeks” but it’s much cooler than that. I have no need for it in my daily life, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting one in my bag.
Old hardware? ✅
Retro graphics? ✅
Sweet chiptunes? ✅
I saw this demoscene video making the rounds this weekend from Evoke 2022. It was produced on an IBM 5150, which was originally released in 1981. They were able to put this together on a 4.77 megahertz processor, while we’re wrestling to make a Playdate game on a 6-core 2.6 gigahertz machine. Outrageous.