Build & Code Your Own
Game Console

Item #3157401


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  • DIY hand-held video game system
  • Includes 4 pre-loaded games, all tools & components
  • Soldering required but USB soldering iron is included
  • You provide the PC to program your own game apps
  • Open source software
  • Code with Arduino, CircuitBlocks or Python

Build & Code Your Own Game Console

Preloaded with four retro games inspired by video game classics, this DIY kit has everything you need to build your own video game console in about 2 hours time! Educate yourself about electronics and programming in a fun and interesting way to create games and apps of your own design. No prior knowledge is needed. Tools and batteries are included, too. Just requires use of your own PC to code in Arduino, CircuitBlocks, or Python. The software is open source with all the necessary components and drivers installed.

Includes main circuit, acrylic casing, USB soldering iron with stand, solder wire, screwdriver, full color LCD display, microUSB cable for programming, AAA batteries and misl. components. Online tutorial walks you through the assembly including how to solder. For ages 9+.

Tech Specs:

  • Processor: 32-bit, 160MHz
  • Storage: 4MB
  • RAM: 80KB
  • Display: 1.4″ 128×128 Full color TFT
  • Connectivity: WiFi
  • Build time: 2 hours
  • Programming: C++ (Arduino), CircuitBlocks, Python

Pre-Loaded Games:

  • Bonk – an homage to Pong – one of the first commercially-successful video games
  • Invaderz – a classic space shooter
  • Snake – probably the most recognizable game from the early mobile phone era
  • SpaceRocks – shoot asteroids and earn points

Geek Speak:

Nibble is based on ESP8266 – a microcontroller used on various Arduino development boards. Therefore, it can be programmed in Arduino IDE (based on C/C++) – the most popular programming environment for makers.

You can code games for your Nibble in CircuitBlocks code editor similar to Scratch or Code.org that makes it easy for beginners to get into embedded programming.

 CircuitBlocks is open source software that automatically makes sure all the necessary components and drivers are installed. There’s no need for drivers, libraries, toolchain setups, etc.

Highly Recommended:

Make sure you have all of the tools you need to complete your project with the Electronics Tool Pack (#315723). Included are a soldering iron, diagonal cutter pliers and everything else you’ll need for this project.

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Price Range $75 - $100
Age Range 10 And Up

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