Picture of Notendo Gamebox This is a portable handheld games console built with an Arduino and mounted into the cardboard box it came in. Thus the name - Gamebox.

Picture of The history A short while ago, I attended an Arduino tutorial at the London Perl Workshop. As part of the workshop, you get to keep the Arduino Ethernet board you had been experimenting with, and one 'major' component from the box. These major components included things like LCD displays, LEDs, motors, tilt switches, arcade buttons, and so on. My major component was a 16x2 alpha-numeric display. Wondering what to do with it, I decided to see what sort of game I could build with only one button and a 16x2 LCD.

The 'Arduino Runner' was that game. Source code from https://github.com/MarquisdeGeek/gamebox.

However, I was triggering the 'jump' button by touching wires to resistors, which is not very rock and rock. Nor was the lack of case. So, when I got home, I decided to mount the Arduino in the cardboard box that the kit had arrived in. And added real buttons. And a speaker.

Learn How on Instructables

Notendo Gamebox

The Source Code on Github

Source code from https://github.com/MarquisdeGeek/gamebox.