Nintendo Switch Christmas Ornament
Inventor Scott Bez wanted to brighten up his Christmas tree, but in a geeky kind of way. So, he created a somewhat functional Nintendo Switch ornament. Unfortunately (or fortunately), it can’t play real games, although the ornament is capable of running animated GIFs from an SD card on its 1.14-inch LCD panel. Read more for a video and additional information.



Despite only being able to run animated GIFs, it still requires a custom PCB to run everything. This meant firing up KiCAD, a free software suite for electronic design automation. A LilyGo ESP32 module is the brain of everything, while WiFi could mean wirelessly transmitting things to the display in the future. The final step was the cram everything into a 3D-printed case and then add some finishing touches with paint.

Newest Nintendo Switch Lite - 5.5" Touchscreen Display - iPuzzle Carrying Case
  • Introducing Nintendo Switch Lite, a new version of the Nintendo Switch system that's optimized for personal, handheld play.
  • Nintendo Switch Lite is a small and light Nintendo Switch system with a built-in +Control Pad, and a sleek, unibody design, Nintendo Switch Lite is great for on-the-go gaming.
  • Nintendo Switch Lite is compatible with popular games such as Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and more. If you're looking for a gaming system all your own, Nintendo Switch Lite is ready to hit the road whenever you are.
  • Compatible with all physical and digital Nintendo Switch games that support handheld mode.
  • Color: Yellow; with iPuzzle Carrying Case for Nintendo Switch Lite.

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