Retroball is a build-it-yourself LED game kit which follows in the footsteps of the classic PONG style games.Designed by bradsprojects, Ships from Australia
Please note: Due to mishandling during PCB manufacture, some PCB's have scratches on them. They still work perfectly fine however. These kits are being sold at $10 cheaper than normal (in-fact, t...Read More…
Due to mishandling during PCB manufacture, some PCB's have scratches on them. They still work perfectly fine however. These kits are being sold at $10 cheaper than normal (in-fact, these are the only PCB's left in stock)
I have these shipped directly from my manufacturer in China and unfortunately the shipping speed isn't the fastest so please be patient if you do order one.
If you found this kit from the Fururism Video - it needs to be noted that they have made a lot of claims about this product which are simply not true. It is not designed to teach kids coding or STEM or anything like that. It is simply a game kit which can be put together by even a newcomer to electronics by following the construction video tutorial. There are no coding tutorials. I apologise for the confusion however I did not make the video as seen on the futurism facebook page.
And now on to the Retroball description!
With a step-by-step building video and less than a dozen components to solder in – Retroball can be put together by even a newcomer to electronics. Retroball can be powered by any standard USB port, USB charger or USB charge bank.
Each game mode can be played with two, three or four players:
The ball may be spun off the bat in different directions, at different angles and speeds depending on how you hit the ball. It makes for some great gameplay!
If you miss a ball, you lose a point. If you lose all of your points, your paddle is replaced with a wall. The last player standing – wins!
For those who want to run their own experiments, Retroball comes with a built in slot for you to plug in your own Arduino Uno or compatible microcontroller. Just download the Adafruit Library and get coding! (Note: only two of the four potentiometers are available for your Arduino due to limited pins on the Arduino). Some example will be provided to get you started.
An Arduino is not required to make Retroball work however.
A hidden menu gives you access to these extra features:
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Graeme | Oct. 30, 2018
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