Retro games are cool! The pixel games like tetris, ping-pong, snake etc., are fun to play with physical buttons instead of a touch screen. In this tutorial, we will build a Retro gaming console with super bright Red led matrices, a Joystick and a ATmega328 (with Arduino Uno bootloader. The fun part is not just building it writing/porting pixel games! So let's get started.

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The build


Solder all the parts shown above as per the schematic. Easier said than done. It took about 2 hours, to solder the parts for me. Let me know in the comments how well it went for you!

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Acrylic Case



The code varies greatly for each game. You can download the code for all the games from the download section. If you've a specific question about the code, please do comment below.


Credits and References