Simple game console for learning Python programming.Designed by Radomir Dopieralski in Switzerland
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New Seller I no longer sell this product. You can instead buy it from Makerfabs at a lower price and with cheaper shipping! What is it? It's a portable hand-held game console programmed with CircuitP…Read More…
I no longer sell this product. You can instead buy it from Makerfabs at a lower price and with cheaper shipping!
It's a portable hand-held game console programmed with CircuitPython, perfect for game programming and electronics workshops. When connected to a computer, it comes up as a USB disk with all the source files on it. You just edit them and when you save, the device restarts and runs the new code. There is also an interactive Python REPL available as a serial console, for displaying errors and trying out commands.
It works very well with the Mu editor in CircuitPython mode.
The device also exposes seven GPIO pins that can be used for connecting electronics, such as neopixels, a speaker, sensors, etc. Since it's the same CircuitPython as used on Adafruit devices, most of their drivers will work out of the box.
I need something for my workshops.
It has been optimized to remove as many obstacles between you and learning to make games, as possible. It needs no additional software installed on your computer and it's compatible with all hardware that supports USB disks. It doesn't have a complex operating system and you can't possibly break it, other than physically damaging it or perhaps connecting it to mains voltage. Even damaging it is difficult, as it's very sturdy and the display is plastic, not glass.
You get the base board with all the small parts already assembled and programmed, a display matrix, and a battery holder. You have to attach and solder the display and the battery holder yourself. You will also need two 1.5V alkaline AAA batteries — they are not included.
If you need assembled units for a workshop, please contact me and we can figure out a good arrangement.
Michael | Aug. 2, 2019
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