DIY Gamer Kit Shield (No Arduino)


DIY Gamer Kit Shield (No Arduino)
DIY Gamer Kit Shield (No Arduino)
DIY Gamer Kit Shield (No Arduino)
DIY Gamer Kit Shield (No Arduino)
DIY Gamer Kit Shield (No Arduino)

DIY Gamer Kit Shield (No Arduino)

Make your very own hand-held game console and learn how to create your own video games.


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Product #: MKTWS04

Make, play, learn, and invent with the DIY Gamer Kit. Build a hand-held game console from scratch with the DIY Gamer Kit, then code and invent your own games. Making, coding, inventing and playing with the gamer instills skills like electronics, coding, soldering, problem solving and debugging.


Making your gamer is a fun, hands-on way of learning core technology skills like electronics. The DIY Gamer Kit is a hand-held games console that you make yourself by soldering together all of the parts.


As soon as you’ve made your gamer you’ll be able to play two classic games – Snakes and Pong. Smash your high score and then you’re ready for the next steps: hack these games, download more and then code your own.


Using an Arduino board you’ll access the Arduino open-source platform, which lots of people use to build things while sharing ideas and projects. Advanced users can download the Arduino software and explore the wonderful world of physical computing. These online tutorials can help you get started!


Use your imagination to create your own games. The kit includes the classic gaming controls you would expect but has the bonus added features of a buzzer to allow you to add music to your projects and wireless infrared links to allow you to link up with other Gamers for multiplayer gaming. You can experiment, invent, play and share your creations. Gamers have made everything from Tetris to Pacman!

What You'll Need

  • Soldering iron
  • Arduino board
  • Batteries 


The DIY Gamer Kit takes about 2 hours to solder and make your own console - depending on your skill set.

It is important that you download the handy how–to manual or watch the How To Video that will show you how to solder and introduce you to all of the components. Then following the simple how to Videos online and cheat sheets you will be introduced to the wonderful world of Arduino where you will learn how to code physical objects.

Once you have been introduced to Arduino you can now get to grips with the custom software library we have built for you. This will help you use the Gamer's most common features and make it as easy as possible to get you programming straight away.

Check out our how to video to start by creating a simple image, then add more frames to create an animation. Then using the library features, our library cheat sheet and your imagination start bringing in the different controls to create your own games. Now experiment, invent, play and share your creations.

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