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 Attention new backers: there's a vibrant discussion going on about this device! Feel free to come and see what others are ALREADY talking about this project on Pokitto Community: talk.pokitto.com

 10th MAY - REAL PLASTIC PARTS HAVE ARRIVED!

 

 STRETCH GOAL #1 ANNOUNCED ! COLORMIX - 30000 USD!

Get us to 30000 USD and we will injection mold keys and back cases in all sorts of color combinations - not just white! Backers* will be able to choose their combination. 

*color choice range availability for earlybirds will be confirmed in July

 

Pokitto is a DIY Gaming Gadget based on a tiny 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0+ chip. "Pokitto" means "the sound of a snapping twig" in Japanese.
Pokitto is a DIY Gaming Gadget based on a tiny 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0+ chip. "Pokitto" means "the sound of a snapping twig" in Japanese.

 

 Teaching technology through fun & games

The idea of Pokitto is to teach how modern Internet-of-Things (IoT) automation gadgets work and how they are programmed. The ARM chip inside Pokitto is found in 3D-printers, drones, robots, intelligent thermostats, remote doorlocks etc.
The idea of Pokitto is to teach how modern Internet-of-Things (IoT) automation gadgets work and how they are programmed. The ARM chip inside Pokitto is found in 3D-printers, drones, robots, intelligent thermostats, remote doorlocks etc.

 

Pokitto was introduced as a protype at Maker Faire Rome 2016. Children were very enthusiastic and interested in Pokitto. We had 800 players in 2 days, and all wanted to have one!
Pokitto was introduced as a protype at Maker Faire Rome 2016. Children were very enthusiastic and interested in Pokitto. We had 800 players in 2 days, and all wanted to have one!

 

With Pokitto, you learn the basics of new embedded technology through fun and playing games.
With Pokitto, you learn the basics of new embedded technology through fun and playing games.

 

And then move on to build your own intelligent projects by connecting electronics straight to the extension connector of the Pokitto. This offers you many possibilities that other game consoles do not!
And then move on to build your own intelligent projects by connecting electronics straight to the extension connector of the Pokitto. This offers you many possibilities that other game consoles do not!

 

 

 Pokitto DIY 32-bit Color Console  

Pokitto is similar to classic game consoles, but smaller in size and is based on modern energy efficient technology. In our test program, Pokitto ran 8 hours with backlight and display on!
Pokitto is similar to classic game consoles, but smaller in size and is based on modern energy efficient technology. In our test program, Pokitto ran 8 hours with backlight and display on!

  

We are already manufacturing high-quality ABS parts for the Pokitto
We are already manufacturing high-quality ABS parts for the Pokitto

 

3D-printed Pokitto prototype
3D-printed Pokitto prototype

Pokitto is great value for money. It comes as a complete package with plastic case, cables, battery and battery charger. You have an option to get your Pokitto as a fully assembled console, or as a very easy DIY kit - NO SOLDERING REQUIRED! 

Pokitto comes as an easy-to-assemble kit. The best way to learn is to start by building it yourself!
Pokitto comes as an easy-to-assemble kit. The best way to learn is to start by building it yourself!

INJECTION MOLDED PLASTIC CASE & COLORS 

Pokitto comes with a commercial-quality ABS plastic-injection molded case, that is half white and half color.

Juicy color options available at launch! Faces are from Pokitto Faces game.
Juicy color options available at launch! Faces are from Pokitto Faces game.

 

EXAMPLE GAMES AND APPLICATIONS

Pokitto will launch with Pokitto-exclusive games to demonstrate advanced graphics & sound programming of the Pokitto:

Pixonia, Pokitto-exclusive survival game
Pixonia, Pokitto-exclusive survival game

 EASY TO PROGRAM

Pokitto has fully working programming tools immediately at earlybird launch. Instructions and tutorials will be made available as downloadable content from Pokitto.com.

Pokitto connects as a simple USB flash drive, and is programmed using a web browser. This means no installation of drivers or programs is needed. You can use nearly any PC or tablet. More info on Pokitto.com.
Pokitto connects as a simple USB flash drive, and is programmed using a web browser. This means no installation of drivers or programs is needed. You can use nearly any PC or tablet. More info on Pokitto.com.

 EASY TO EXTEND AND BUILD NEW IDEAS

Pokitto has a big extension connector, that allows you to connect and build electronic projects using the Pokitto as the "brain" of your project.

Pokitto can talk to electronics through its connector: motors, sensors, servos. Here a game is controlled using a Lego NXT robot motor.
Pokitto can talk to electronics through its connector: motors, sensors, servos. Here a game is controlled using a Lego NXT robot motor.

SUPPORT FOR BLACK&WHITE CONSOLE GAMES

Pokitto comes with extensive libraries, and more libraries are being ported. This means that open-source games that were intended for the black-and-white Arduino-based consoles can be made to run on the Pokitto. Even color can be added with a few lines of code.

SUPPORT FORUM AND POKITTO COMMUNITY

If you need help and have questions, or what to share your ideas, come join the talk.Pokitto.com community!

 

Pokitto is developed by two experienced product developers: Jonne from Finland and Daniel from USA. We believe in keeping things simple and controlling quality by knowing exactly how and where our products are made. That is why Pokitto's shipped to customers in Americas are made in USA and customers in EU & Asia & Africa will get theirs from Finland.

Pokitto is a fun product developed by experienced professionals.
Pokitto is a fun product developed by experienced professionals.

 

  • Stickers - shipped 1 week after campaign ends
  • Earlybird - July 2017
  • Standard - beginning shipping August 2017 in order of backed

 

Pokitto has a headphone audio output and built-in speaker (earphones not included)
Pokitto has a headphone audio output and built-in speaker (earphones not included)

PROCESSOR

NXP LPC11U68 ARM Cortex-M0+ processor, running at 48 MHz 256kB program memory 36kB RAM 4kB EEPROM

GRAPHICS

2.0″ Color TFT, custom made for Pokitto fast MCU to LCD bus (8 million pixels/second theoretical max) 220×176 (high resolution) 110×88 (fastest resolution) 128×64 (Arduboy emulation) 84×48 (Gamebuino emulation)

SOUND

2 simultaneous sound output generators: 8-bit DAC and 8-Bit PWM Built-in Amplifier with Bass Boost Built-in Speaker and Stereo Headphone Jack Digital Volume Control with I2C control

POWER 

  • 600 mAh nominal, 650 mAh actual
  • high-quality superflat Lithium-Polymer, custom made for Pokitto
  • built-in Lithium-polymer charger
  • external power mode without battery is supported

PROGRAMMING & TOOLS

  • Online MBED programming toolchain
  • Offline EmBitz toolchain for advanced users
  • Code::Blocks toolchain for PC simulation
  • Built in drag-n-drop programming through USB
  • SD card with streaming game data functions

 Programs and tools will be free and available at Pokitto.com

Pokitto head connector pinout
Pokitto head connector pinout

 

  Team Pokitto thanks you for you support! With your backing we can finalize the tooling of our little gadget and make Pokittos for everyone!

  • Jonne - design & firmware, tools
  • Daniel - electronics & pcb design
  • Tuomo - game testing and original concept

  

  

 

Risks and challenges

This project is run by experienced product developers. We have the tools and the knowhow to make this.

If the project is very succesful, there is a risk of delays in delivery due to organizing much higher than anticipated volume production.

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