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DIY Gamer Kit with Arduino

Code: A17RL

  • Contains the versatile Arduino Uno development board
  • Learn how to program your own video games
  • Play your games using a classic gaming control layout

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DIY Gamer Kit with Arduino

• Contains the versatile Arduino Uno development board
• Learn how to program your own video games
• Play your games using a classic gaming control layout
• Add music and sounds to your games using the on-board buzzer
• Takes around two hours to build
• Includes an Arduino Uno
Special Features
• Communicate with other players wirelessly using built in infrared link hardware

What can I play?
The Gamer uses an LED matrix display which is great for playing simple games like Snake and Breakout. The limits of the type of games you can play on the Gamer are only limited by your imagination. Through the use of the Arduino software you can create your own game or you can take an example game and modify it to do something different. There are some example games available for download including Flappy Bird, Game of Life, Noughts & Crosses and more.

What can I learn?
The Gamer kit is designed to teach not only soldering and electronics but programming as well. The Gamer uses the Arduino Uno as the computer which will teach you how to program in a language which is derived from C, one of the widest used programming languages.

Can I invent with this board?
The Gamer allows for the creation of not only games but can be used to create a piece of standalone hardware. There are pins remaining unused on the Arduino leaving space for you to add your own hardware to the Gamer.

Main Content
Arduino Uno 1
Acrylic Casing (Front) 1
Acrylic Casing (Back) 1
Gamer Printed Circuit Board (PCB) 1
LED Matrix sockets 2
Header Pins 4
8x8 Common Anode LED Matrix 1
Infrared Receiver 1
Light Dependent Resistor (LDR) 1
Infrared Transmitter 1
Light Emitting Diode (LED) 1
Extra LED 1
Nuts 5
Short Bolts 3
Long Bolts 2
Short Spacers 3
Long Spacers 2
Push Buttons 4
Power Switch 1
Start Button 1
Chips (1x 8 Bit Shift Register & 1x LED Driver) 2
DIL Sockets 2
1k Ohm Resistor 1
10k Ohm Resistor 1
9V Battery Contacts 2
Low Profile Buzzer 1
Cheat Sheet 1

Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
A17RL DIY Gamer Kit with Arduino (1+) £69.99

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