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Technology Will Save Us DIY Gamer Kit without Arduino

Code: A18RL

  • Play the games you invented on the console you built
  • Solder your Gamer together in 2 hours, then download your favourite classic games or start coding your own
  • A great introduction to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) kit for ages 12+

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Technology Will Save Us DIY Gamer Kit without Arduino

• Play the games you invented on the console you built
• Solder your Gamer together in 2 hours, then download your favourite classic games or start coding your own
• A great introduction to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) kit for ages 12+• Multi-award winning kit, part of the permanent collection at the Design Museum and one of MoMA’s Humble Masterpieces
• Step into the world of electronics and computer coding
• Note: The Arduino is not included with this kit

What can I play?
The Gamer uses an LED matrix display making it excellent for playing games like Snake and Breakout. The types 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 DIY Gamer teaches you about the art of coding and electronics, create a working hand held games console which can play your favorite classic gamess
Main Content
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

Which version do you sell? Your photos and descriptions show the earlier LDR version. The latest version does not have an LDR, but a Capacitance Pad instead. 

Asked by: Keith
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Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-01-24

what different is the DIY Gamer Kit without Arduino and the DIY Gamer Kit with Arduino

Asked by: damon
The DIY Gamer Kit without Arduino is not provided with an Arduino Uno whereas the DIY Gamer Kit with Arduino is provided an Arduino Uno. The fist kit would be of use if you already own an an Arduino Uno.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-02-10

Does it work with an arduino mega/mega adk?

Asked by: Morgan
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-12-29

I'm confused over whether it has Arduino or not, the description gives a conflicting message on whether or not this is included. 'DIY Gamer Kit without Arduino • Contains the versatile Arduino Uno development board'

Asked by: Nikki
Main Content 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
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2017-01-27
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