Arduino retro gamebox

Posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 in Arduino, open source, vintage by the machinegeek

Based on the Arduino Uno R3, five switches, three resistors, and a couple of RCA sockets this vintage video gamebox can run versions of old school favorites including Asteroids, Sudoku, Parachute and Space Invaders. The project was developed by Darren Yates at APCMag, and he estimates its total cost at around $33. The gamebox can only hold one game at a time in its EEPROM, so when you wish to change games you need to download it to the board using the Arduino IDE. AV output is via RCA jacks to your TV.

The games are specially adapted versions for the Arduino and their complete source files are available, including additional required libraries, allowing you to mod them or use as examples to guide you own game dev. (Code can be found here, under the “Project 07” heading.)

For project details, schematic and code links visit APCMag.

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