This kit contains all the parts you need to build a hand held lo-fi games console. Just add 3 x AAA batteries and solder!
True to its name, this SixtyFourPixels kit is based around an 8x8 LED matrix which can display in glorious red/green and orange! Sound is provided by a piezo beeper for a truly retro, minimalist gaming experience. And I wont lie - it is minimal - but that's the fun. I have a sneaky feeling that if you didn't agree you wouldn't be reading this anyway!
The SixtyFourPixels Lo-Fi gamer kit is based on the same chip (ATMega328) as the popular Arduino electronics prototyping platform and uses the Arduino bootloader. This means that you can re-program the console using the free Arduino programming tools to program your own games etc
An FTDI USB-TTL cable (or equivalent) is necessary to attach the console to your computer if you want to program new games
If you are not interested in coding, thats fine too... the kit is provided ready programmed with Invaders, Breakout, Four-in-a-row and Memory ("Simon") type games. There's even an on screen graphical menu to choose between them.
More games are in the pipeline and the completed games, libraries and hardware are all open source (https://github.com/hotchk155/AVRGame).
The size of the completed kit is 75mm W x 50mm D x 25mm H. Weight with batteries fitted is approx 80g. It is a true standalone handheld game which will easily fit in your pocket!
The project is especially suitable for people wanting to learn Arduino programming within a fun, minimal gaming environment, or Arduino users keen to learn how to build custom Arduino-compatible bare bones projects from basic components.
However, if you just want a fun electronics project and a geeky toy that's all good too!
You will receive a printed circuit board (PCB), a programmed microcontroller chip and all the additional components that are required (Required 3 x AAA batteries are NOT included in the kit).
This is an intermediate complexity electronics project. It requires assembly with a soldering iron, and previous soldering experience is recommended
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Basilio N. | Nov. 26, 2013
Jonic | Nov. 10, 2013
Gerry | Sept. 29, 2013
Nicholas | Feb. 13, 2013
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I am an electronics hobbyist from Brighton UK. I love playing with microcontrollers and doing interesting things with MIDI and analog noiseboxes. Lots of new ideas in the pipeline so watch this space...
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