If you have ever fancied building your very own handheld games console, a new kit has been created called the DIY Gamer Kit. Which is being created to allow you to build and program your very own handheld gaming device.
The DIY Gamer Kit is built using a Arduino controller and classic gaming controls together with a buzzer that allows you to add music to your projects and wireless infrared links.
The DIY Gamer Kit also includes two games designed by 15 year-old Finnbar Keating and the ability to link to systems together with partake in multilayer gaming.
Technology Will Save Us organisation has created the DIY Gamer Kit and says that it will provide Physical Electronic Skills, Understanding of how the sensors work with a microcontroller, How to solder, Programming with Arduino, Prototyping Skills, Creative computing skills and Game Mechanics.
“The DIY Gamer Kit takes about 2 hours to solder and make your own console – depending on your skill set. It is important that you download the handy how–to manual from the Technology Will Save Us website or watch the How To Video that will show you how to solder and introduce you to all of the components.
Then following the simple how to Videos online and cheat sheets you will be introduced to the wonderful world of Arduino where you will learn how to code physical objects. ONce you have been introduced to Arduino you can now get to grips with the custom software library we have built for you.
This will help you use the Gamer’s most common features and make it as easy as possible to get you programming straight away. Check out our how to video to start by creating a simple image, then add more frames to create an animation. Then using the library features, our library cheat sheet and your imagination start bringing in the different controls to create your own games. Now experiment, invent, play and share your creations.”
The new DIY Gamer Kit is now available to pre-order for with or without Arduino components for £60 with and £35 without. For more information on the new DIY Gamer Kit jump over to the Technology Will Save Us website for details.