An Educational DIY Game Console

Ages 11+

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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


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


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


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


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


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)


Serial UART port, i2c, SPI


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


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.


An Educational DIY Game Console

Ages 11+

FREE tools & Colored button caps included

Limited time offer until stock lasts!

Save 30%




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