While I’m super interested in the Ardoboy for playing games, I really wish they sold a kit that would let you build it from scratch since the hardware is the coolest part IMO.
Does anyone have any helpful tutorials for custom builds they’ve done that are similar to the Arduboy?
I’d like to offer a kit, but I do not want to offer customer support for a kit
This one is getting a little old as it doesn’t have the flash memory in it.
Continuing the discussion from
Where can I get a dev kit?:
A few days after the Arduboy campaign launched on Kickstarter, I used the information, photos, Dev Kit information on Tindie, and the ArduBreakout code on GitHub to get a pretty good idea of the design and parts used. On May 16 I ordered parts I needed, from Chinese sellers on eBay. The parts arrived last Friday, June 12. The result is pictured here.
I used a copy of the SparkFun Pro Micro 3.3V/8MHz for the Arduino base syst…
You’d add this:
I start this thread as a place holder for the Arduboy flash cart project that I’m working on.
Like many others I also fancy playing multiple games on the go.
@eried made an awesome looking Arduboy dock to be able to do that and many would love to see SD card support. I gave this a thought too but decided to go for a more console-ish approach: a (game) flash cart.
Not just for a more authentic feel but also because flash is faster and easier to handle for Arduboy than SD cards.
What is this fl…
And neither are a proper guide, there are a few on instructables and a few other websites. I’ve been meaning to put together instructions and have them on the front page… but other things are taking priority for a while.
Ha that’s fair enough. I’ll take a look around and see if I can track down some folks hacking something together.
There’s an entire category dedicated to custom-built Arduboy-compatible devices:
Please make a new thread for every new project.
If you skim through you’re sure to find some diagrams and other useful information that would help you put something together.
Also have a search for Arduboy on
Hackster.io there are some cool builds over there.
Two important things for a custom build:
Make sure the MCU (Micro Conroller) is an Atmega32U4 and not an atmega328 (Nano)
Use a SPI display and not I2C (preferably a SSD1306 or SSD1309, SH1106 is also possible)
If you do prefere a complete kit then there are some clone kits available:
Keyestudio Gamepi - No soldering Kit just assembly.
microcade - soldering required, comes with all the tools needed.
8BitCade (xl) - soldering required
Since these are unlicenced products, I can’t give any links.
Thank you! These were exactly the kind of kits I was hoping to find!
8bitcade not licensed or trademarked or technically affiliated with Arduboy in any way! But that’s fine!