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MAKERbuino

An Educational DIY Game Console

Ages 11+

$87.49

POWER-UPS

Useful addons for powering up your EXPERIENCE

Choose your desired combination by checking the boxes

Assembled power-up

We’ll send you a fully assembled MAKERbuino unit ready for you to play games and program it.

Content:
  • fully assembled MAKERbuino unit
  • 4GB Micro SD card loaded with games
  • Micro SD card reader
  • Micro USB Cable

$12.49

Tools power-up

If you’re a maker-to-be and still don’t have these tools, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Content:

  • diagonal cutter pliers
  • screwdriver
  • some solder
  • needle nose pliers
  • snazzy USB soldering iron
  • USB power brick for powering your soldering iron
  • USB cable for the soldering iron
  • metallic soldering iron holder

$12.49

Button caps power-up

Make your MAKERbuino unique with lots of new color combinations!

Content:

  • 7 black button caps
  • 7 white button caps
  • 7 red button caps
  • 7 yellow buttons caps
  • 7 green buttons cap
  • 7 blue buttons cap

$6.24

Multiplayer power-up

Info:

Playing games on a game console you’ve made is fun. But you know what’s even more fun: having a multiplayer gaming party on retro DIY game consoles.
You heard it, MAKERbuino game consoles can connect with link cables, exchange data, and play multiplayer games.

Included:

  • MAKERbuino super-duper link cable
DISCLAIMER: You need at least 2 consoles to utilise this product

$7.49

Faster shipping

Get your MAKERbuino in a mater of days by this power-up that speeds up the delivery process.
Transit time: 3 – 5 days

$14.99

T-shirt power-up

Get your own inventors t-shirt that gives you +10 intelligence!

$11.24

ADDONS TOTAL: $0.00

Free Worldwide Tracked Shipping

Transit time: 8 – 14 days

Lifetime Support

Made in The EU

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AS SEEN ON…

Make your own gaming console

Learn STEM while programming

Hack it!

Join a vast maker community

This neat little device is an open source handheld game device that you can build yourself.

Besides that, MAKERbuino is also an educational device shaped like a game console.
Its purpose: to motivate people to explore, learn and create something new in a fun and interesting way.

What you get inside your box:
  • MAKERbuino PCB – the main board that connects all the components in a uniform device that can work as a game console
  • MAKERbuino casing – multiple sheets of acrylic cut with the power of lasers. They protect the innards and give MAKERbuino this sleek look
  • 84×84 monochrome LCD – for a unique retro playing experience
  • Main microcomputer module – high-performance ATmega328P 8-bit AVR RISC-based microcontroller
  • Sound module – a board with a DAC (digital to analog converter) chip and a headphone jack for sound playback
  • USB battery charger board – for easy and convenient charging
  • 128MB Micro SD card + SD adapter – preloaded with a bunch games
  • A bag with other tiny electronic components such as pushbuttons and colored button caps

It makes a perfect gift and it’s got a ton of games.
You can build it with your kid or with your friends.

Retro Dodo

YouTube reviewer

Who is this kit for?

Based on our experience, an 11-year-old kid should be able to assemble a MAKERbuino kit with a tiny bit of help from an adult.

Estimated build time: 5 hours.

Building the MAKERbuino kit is just the beginning.
After that, you’ll spend numerous hours creating your own games and experimenting with hardware.

What you’ll learn with MAKERbuino

  • how to solder properly
  • what are the basic electronic components and what are their functions
  • what are microcontrollers and some basics of digital electronics
  • how to program a microcontroller in C/C++
  • how a basic game console works and what are the basics of game development
  • how to extend beyond MAKERbuino’s capabilities by adding various expansion modules
Check out the specs

CPU

ATmega328 @ 16MHz (same MCU used in Arduino UNO)

Display

Nokia 5110 84×48 monochrome graphic LCD /w white backlight (adjustable with a built in potentiometer)

Sound

0.5W speaker with 4-channel audio generation, 3.5mm headphone connector, hardware volume control

Input

7 super-clicky pushbuttons with replaceable button caps (D-pad + ABC buttons)

Storage

32kB of FLASH program memory, 2kB of RAM, up to 2GB SD card for loading and saving programs (HEX files) and data (128MB card included)

Communication

Serial UART port, i2c, SPI

Power

Single cell LiPo, 3.7V, 600mAh, charged with your regular micro USB smartphone charger

Dimensions

Approx. 13cm x 6cm x 2.5cm (depending on the casing, hacks, mods, expansions…)

MAKERbuino needs tools

You’ll need some basic tools and equipment for assembling your MAKERbuino

  • regular soldering iron (nothing super expensive is required) and some solder
  • diagonal cutter pliers
  • regular screwdriver
  • some solder
  • a piece of insulating tape or some super-glue

Or you can buy a kit with a tool pack already included.

MAKERbuino plays games!

MAKERbuino comes with an SD card that is preloaded with numerous fun retro games. More games can be downloaded from an online MAKERbuino games gallery. All games are open-source and available with a downloadable Arduino source code along with a compiled .HEX file.

MAKERbuino does multiplayer

You heard it, MAKERbuino game consoles can connect with link cables, exchange data, and play multiplayer games.

MAKERbuino is hackable

MAKERbuino is based on Arduino UNO. Therefore, it’s compatible with lots of hardware expansion modules.

MAKERbuino was meant to be hacked.

MAKERbuino is fully customizable.

Make your game console unique.
Change the button caps, craft or 3D print a custom casing, add new modules etc.

MAKERbuino has a build guide

We’ve designed the build guide with the purpose of teaching you something new, not only showing you how to assemble things.

We’ve collected as much feedback as possible from over 1500 users and completely redesigned the build guide which we’ve now split into 6 chapters with more than 120 high-quality photos.

MAKERbuino ♥ Arduino

YES, we love Arduino.

MAKERbuino is based on ATmgea328p-pu – the same chip used on Arduino UNO board.

Therefore, it can be programmed in Arduino IDE (based on C/C++) – the most popular programming environment for makers.

MAKERbuino ♥ Open-source

MAKERbuino’s software is fully open-source and available for you to download.

MAKERbuino’s hardware’s schematics along with the bill of materials are also open-source and available online.

MAKERbuino

An Educational DIY Game Console

Ages 11+

$87.49

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