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Creating customizable handheld gaming devices----Open Game Station

by: Aug 20,2020 362 Views 0 Comments Posted in Activities

Crowd Supply 8-bit games open hardware platform Open Game Station

If you are a game fan, you can’t miss Open Game Station.

It is an open hardware platform designed by Longan Labs, which allows you to build a modular, handheld gaming console capable of playing classic 8-bit games. You can add modules to expand the console, install free games from community-maintained collections, and modify code to customize your experience or develop your own games. What's more, it's easy to install games on and supports all Arduboy-based games.

How to install?

1.Connect the microcontroller board to your PC with a USB Type-C cable

2.Go to Erwin's Arduboy Collection and find a game you like

3.Click "Upload to my Arduboy" and wait a few seconds

4.Insert the microcontroller board back into your Open Game Station

Two versions for you to choose

A Basic version and a Pro version. The basic version is for all users, including those who are just getting started with 8-bit gaming or with the Arduino ecosystem. The Pro version is for makers, DIY fanatics, retro gaming nerds, and Arduino programmers looking to make classic games more fun by teaching them to read sensor data and respond to gestural input.

Features & Specifications

  • Atmega 32U4 microcontroller
  • 16 MHz clock speed
  • 2 K RAM
  • 32 K flash
  • 128 x 64 OLED display
  • Six buttons
  • Arduino compatible

Open Game Station is now in the stage of crowdfunding at the Crowd Supply. So if you are interested in it, you can pre-order it and support them.

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