Exciting announcement from Kevin Bates, creator of Arduboy, on Hackster:
Make your own Arduboy-compatible game system and win the brand new Arduboy FX!
Arduboy is an open source game system based on Arduino that has been supported by an awesome community for over five years with over 200 games available to play!
Arduboy community members have already made hundreds if not thousands of homemade versions of their very own Arduboy, now is your chance to share yours on Hackster!
The Arduboy consists of an OLED display (SSD1306), ATmega32U4 processor (same as Leonardo, Micro or Pro Micro), six tactile buttons and an optional speaker and RGB LED. You are encouraged to try and port Arduboy games to other microprocessor platforms and displays for bonus points!
All the instructions on how to make your own Arduboy game system are available for free online. If you have already documented your project on the Arduboy community or elsewhere you can import it to Hackster and join the contest too.
Because Arduboy is open source all of the information about how it is made is published for others to learn and understand from. Learning to make and program an Arduboy helps teach critical thinking and problem solving skills! Make an Arduboy today, you just might learn something!
Alternate Processor or Display – Get extra points for going beyond the ATmega32U4 and SSD1306!
Custom PCB – Projects that use a custom circuit board made for this contest will receive bonus points!