21 April 2015

A Nifty DIY Kit That Lets You Design Your Own Game Console, Teaches You To Code

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To all gaming enthusiasts and parents of restless children, you may want to take a look at this DIY gamer kit.

Combining elements of gaming, coding, design and electronics, the kit aims to make it easy for anyone to build their own handheld console and dabble in the world of coding.

Acquired by MoMA New York in late 2014 as part of their permanent collection of Humble Masterpieces, this kit empowers anyone aged 10 and up to pick up a soldering tool to make their own classic gaming device, learning several core technological skills along the way.

Built on the open-source programming platform, Arduino, the software behind the device is comprehensible and easy to use. Upon successfully building the gaming console, users can immediately play some games that have been pre-downloaded. Going further, users can download “cheat sheets” from the custom library and begin experimenting with coding their own games.

Check out the complete tutorial conducted by Technology Will Save Us, the founding entity of this DIY kit, on how to build the console, and read more about this awesome invention here.