The DIY TinyTV Kit assembles easily in less than 5 minutes with no soldering or special tools required. Load up to 5 hours of your own videos, movies, and TV shows easily using our TSVconverter - a free tool to convert any MP4 file. Then load the files onto the included MicroSD card, sit back, relax and enjoy hours of entertainment!
The TinyTV DIY Kit is 3D printed, has 4 push buttons and an ON/OFF switch and it also comes with the Tiny Remote, so you can easily change channels, power on or off and adjust the volume. The TinyTV comes in white but is highly customizable with acrylic paint or even metallic sharpies. Check out our Customizing your DIY TinyTV Kit tutorial!
Want to change up some settings? The TinyTV also comes with a settings menu to easily change the TV mode to loop videos, or change button values if you want to use a different remote. Check out the short TinyTV Settings Menu tutorial!
- Arduino-compatible platform with a powerful 32-bit ARM processor
- A beautiful and vibrant full-color OLED screen
- MicroSD card included and preloaded with content
- 3D Printed TV with 4 push buttons and ON/OFF switch
- Built-in speaker
- Rechargeable lithium battery
- USB port for charging and software updates
- Wireless Tiny Remote with battery
- Converting videos to the TinyScreen video format (tsv) is simple, just run them through the TSV video converter and put them onto the microSD card to play them back.
- A micro USB cable is not included in the kit.
The TinyTV DIY Kit is simple to put together - there is no glue, soldering or special tools needed. It only takes about 5 minutes before you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite movies, videos and TV shows from anywhere.
- Step by step assembly instructions are available here, or you can watch the assembly video:
It was so easy to assemble that my 6 year old participated in the assembly as we watched the video instructions. That was the point of ordering this, so that he can be inspired and participate in building it. It is really cool that this is just like a little television. My son enjoyed playing with it and watching the videos. He's so excited that he helped assemble it that he wants to bring it to show and tell.
This was an awesome and easy to put together kit. Everything fit together and worked well. It was the hot ticket at the family White Elephant Gift Exchange. I ripped a few holiday favorites from DVD - it was excellent to see the Grinch reptile-sliding around in miniature.
I don't necessarily recommend model paints, at least not last minute, hunched over and air curing in a cold garage. I tested with a brown sharpie and think that would have been easier, more precise and accurate. I only had a fine point so tried the model paints and cheap brushes at Michaels and that did not serve me well. "Why is it sticky?"
Not sure about the beige contrast color - perhaps a colored pencil if you're careful.
You can try your finishes out on the inside back of the case.
I don't have any pictures, but I've ordered and received my second kit so will see if I can upload pictures when I put that one together and try an alternate finish.
The kit assembled quickly and easily I was able to easily convert a video and add it to the SD card. The only problem is that once you insert the card you can't retrieve it again. The plastic grabs onto the boards quite tightly and I feels like unsnapping the boards to remove them would break something. I was eventually able to coax the card out with SMD assembly tweezers (that not any epole have) and I added a flag made of electrical tape to hang out of the bottom of the TV so I couold pull the card as needed Other than not having a way of pulling the card,I'd have to say this was the perfect hac.