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I'm giving away 4 Micro:Gamer boards!

A project log for Micro:Gamer

Portable game console based on the Micro:Bit

Fabien-ChouteauFabien-Chouteau 05/16/2018 at 21:435 Comments

I just received the first batch of Micro:Gamer rev-B from SeeedStudio. It is the first time I have a design made in series, a very small series but a series nonetheless :)

There's a few changes in the design, the first one being the SMD version of the micro:bit connector which allows for a better looking board. I also added a power slide switch and slightly moved some components.

As stated in the title of this post I'm giving away 4 of the boards. I have no use for 5 so if you have a cool idea for a game or feature that you want to try, I will be happy to send one to you (depending on the how much it costs, I might ask you to pay for shipping). Contact me using the private messages if you are interested.

Discussions

nardev wrote 5 days ago point

im teaching kids programming with micro:bit, in one orphanage in Bosnia. Would be great to get one.

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Fabien-Chouteau wrote 4 days ago point

Hi nardev, let's discuss by private message.

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Fabien-Chouteau wrote 05/17/2018 at 18:58 point

It's the good people at SeeedStudio that told me about the SMD connector, a game changer for micro:bit projects.

I totally agree with you on the PCB art. But I'm no Saar Drimer :) so I would need some help on that.

For the second switch I will avoid that to keep the project as simple as possible. You can always disable the sound from software.

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ðeshipu wrote 05/17/2018 at 22:01 point

I think that some simple doodles could work very well on it, as a monochromatic silkscreen. Perhaps you could ask the teachers? I think they kids could be very proud that their art is on it!

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ðeshipu wrote 05/17/2018 at 07:00 point

Wow, I didn't realize there is an SMD version of that connector! That makes things much nicer!

You have a lot of empty real estate on the PCB now, have you considered adding some PCB art there? Maybe some doodles?

A second switch for the speaker might be useful.

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