MAKERbuino Build Your Own Video Game Console DIY STEM Learning Kit
£41.65 ex VAT
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Ever wanted to build your own game console? MAKERbuino is what you need!
This neat little device is an open-source GameBoy you can build yourself (it’s fully DIY – do it yourself). Besides being a cool retro handheld device, MAKERbuino is also an educational device shaped like a game console. It’s a great (and also fun and cool) tool for learning and/or teaching various forms of STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics).
Solder your own game console, play cool retro games, learn STEM through fun and interesting tutorials, make the game of your dreams, share with a large community. MAKERbuino is based on ATmgea328p-pu – the same chip used on Arduino UNO board. It’s programmed in Arduino IDE (based on C/C++) – the most popular programming environment for makers.
MAKERbuino is also compatible with numerous Arduino related examples of manipulating various hardware and software components. In fact, it’s compatible with all Arduino UNO software libraries available online and will work with many Arduino shields and modules with minimal or no library code modifications.
In this MAKERbuino kit, you’ll get all the components needed to build and program your own game console. There is a detailed guide with lots of pictures to make assembly super-easy.
Included in the package:
- Unassembled MAKERbuino kit
- 128MB SD card loaded with games
- USB-TTL programmer board (for connecting your MAKERbuino to a computer and programming it)
You’ll need some basic tools and equipment for assembling your MAKERbuino:
- regular soldering iron (nothing super expensive is required) and some solder
- diagonal cutter pliers
- regular screwdriver
- some solder
- a piece of insulating tape or some super-glue