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A multiplayer electronic board game table allowing up to 4 players. It features a low-res pixel display and a rotating die.

The idea
We wanted to build something that combines the fun of classic board games with the possibilities of electronic video games. We have therefore combined a low resolution pixel display, a rotating die and 4 two-button remotes, all wrapped up in a portable box of around 50x50cm.

The maincircuit

Inside the box the main component is a Teensy 3.5 microcontroller which gives enough CPU speed and RAM for complex graphics animations and handling of the stepper motor which rotates the hexagonal die. A 12V 8A power supply gives enough power for both stepper motor, and LED display. The 12V need to be downconverted to 5V for the Teensy as well as the display and remote LEDs.”

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