GAMBY is a build-it-yourself Arduino shield (expansion board) kit featuring a monochrome LCD, 4-way directional pad, buttons and speaker in a form factor reminiscent of several classic handheld video game consoles.
In short, GAMBY is Games for Arduino, Made By You!
GAMBY is a limited edition of 500. Each board is individually numbered.
GAMBY was designed to use primarily through-hole components. The only surface mount parts are optional and can even be added later.
Does the standard GAMBY hardware not have a feature you want? Add it! GAMBY's board features dozens of solder pads and other features for modifying the hardware.
The GAMBY library features three different modes:
Draw lines, shapes and sprites to the screen! Use line and fill patterns, irregularly-shaped bitmaps and more.
Draw to the screen as a 24x16 grid of blocks using a palette of 16 tiles, while using less memory than the full graphics mode! Write your own version of a certain famous Russian falling-block game, or even a tiny Rogue-like RPG!
Don't need fancy graphics? Display eight rows of 20 to 40 proportional characters and icons, with automatic scrolling and wrapping! The leanest of GAMBY's modes, you can even use it on an older ATmega168-based Arduino and still have ample memory left for your own code!
See the GAMBY main site for more information, instructions and resources!
Orders typically ship on Saturdays, and orders received after end-of-business on Friday (US Eastern time) may not be shipped until the following week. Delivery time outside of North America averages about 10 business days.
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