A computer hobbyist and a Ph.D. physics graduate, Paul Klinger has created his very own gaming laptop dubbed the ThinkTiny. As the name suggests, ThinkTiny is the world’s teeniest gaming laptop that can fit in the palm of your hand.
While the device is not exactly a full-fledged personal computer and its keyboard is not functional, you can use it to play black and white versions of games like Snake, Lunar Lander, Game of Life and Tetris.
Klinger did not make it as a toy or as something he wanted to sell rather, he said, “I basically made it just for fun,”. Let’s see what else this tiny package holds.
Design and Construction
This miniature laptop has a 0.96-inch OLED display with 128 x 64 resolution and a design that is heavily inspired by Lenovo ThinkPads. It even has a TrackPoint like pointing nub that is used to control the cursor on the mini display.
As far as the construction is concerned, the casing is all plastic and is 3D printed. We even see a small glowing Think logo.
The mini laptop uses ATtiny1614 microcontroller and also has a 300 mAh battery with some other components.
Do you want one?
Unfortunately, the laptop is not for sale, but Paul was thoughtful enough to post the complete guide and code on his GitHub page for making one. So, if you want one you can always make one on your own. The components and construction cost him a total of $85.
By the way, this is Klinger’s second tiny PC construction the first one was a miniature desktop PC replica with RGB lighting, a little display, and a joystick.