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Thumby - The Tiny Playable Keychain

A project in Akron, OH by Ken Burns

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Ridiculously Tiny, Incredibly Cute, Easily Programmable
Backers: 4502
Average Pledge Per Backer: $46

Funded: $205,138 of $15,000
Dates: Sep 28th -> Oct 28th (31 days)
Project By: Ken Burns
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Latest News

One week to the finish line

October 22nd - via:
Only one week remains on the Thumby Kickstarter campaign and the response continues to be great - over 3900 backers and 175K raised, thanks so much! New Color Vote results Thank you to everyone who voted on the new Thumby color options, there were... (Read More)

World’s smallest video games console is the size of your thumb

October 19th - via:
The era of the dedicated portable console ended with the success of the hybrid Nintendo Switch but that doesn’t mean other companies won’t continue to make new hardware, with American firm TinyCircuits providing a record-breaking reason to get their new Thumby system. (Read More)

Two weeks in - Vote on new colors! New games and emulator!

October 13th - via:
Two weeks in, and Thumby keeps on rolling and we continue to be blown away by the response - over 3200 backers and 140K raised, thanks so much! New Colors + Clear! Our plastic supplier, David Wolfe Design, dropped us off some new sample cases of the... (Read More)

Akron-based TinyCircuits video game keychain hits Kickstarter funding goal in under 2 hours

October 1st - via:
Rose was inspired by the tiny screens on fitness trackers, but wanted to be able to play a game on a similar-sized screen instead. The tiny circuit board he designed ended up being the basis for Thumby, he said. (Read More)

Stretch Goals 1 & 2 reached! In less than 32 hours!

September 29th - via:
Thanks again for backing Thumby!  We continue to be blown away by the response we're seeing and for the support you're giving us!  We're at over 350% our goal in less than 32 hours!  Stretch Goals - New plastic color options unlocked We set a... (Read More)

This New Handheld Console Is Almost Too Tiny

September 29th - via:
2021 has been a great year for portable systems. It's simultaneously seen a resurgence of interest in retro systems, which have captured the hearts and wallets of gamers. Luckily, there's a new console on the block that combines the gaming community's love of handhelds with their affinity for retro games. Meet Thumby, the handheld console that's smaller than your thumb — but still takes two thumbs to play. (Read More)

Funded in 2 Hours! Thank you all!!!

September 28th - via:
Wow!!! Thank you all very much, we're blown away by the support for Thumby and never thought we'd be funded in under 2 hours!   We can't wait to start making these and getting them out into your hands.  We've got some ideas for some stretch goals... (Read More)

Thumby Is A Tiny, Playable Game Boy For Your Keychain

September 28th - via:
Anyway, yes, the aptly named company TinyCircuits got the notion that it should produce a Game Boy-like that’s very smol indeed, and Thumby’s the result. The Kickstarter blew past its goal in a mere two hours. (Read More)

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