Build Your Own Retro Games Console With This Awesome Kit
Why settle for playing games on any old generic console when you can literally build your own? Not only is building your own games console mightily impressive, but it’s way cheaper than shelling out for a PS5, too. Right now, you can grab the awesome ByteBoi: DIY Advanced Game Console on sale for just $132.99 — more than $10 off the regular price of $144.
Seriously, not many people can say that they literally built the console sitting under their TV. Here’s how it works: You’ll assemble and code your own device, all by yourself, by following the examples and tutorials included. Don’t worry if you don’t have programming experience, as this will teach you all you need to know. It’s fun, and as the New York Times reports, many of us learn best by doing.
That makes it the perfect way to flex your STEM muscles, or the perfect gift to give to the budding STEM student in your life.
Not only will you be able to code your own video game using the educational online Make Code Arcade database, but you’ll also learn how to animate characters and simulate physics in a video game. The fun doesn’t stop once you’ve built your ByteBoi either. After all, you’ll be able to play pre-made games on your console, connect it to the internet and even share the games you make with the ByteBoi gaming community. Now, you can’t do that with a PlayStation.
This latest, updated model comes from the makers of the super popular MAKERbuino, which first allowed users to build the video game of their dreams — and earned glowing four- and five-star reviews across the internet while doing it.
Now, the ByteBoi has earned its own legion of fans — and for good reason. In fact, the new and improved DIY console was successfully funded on Kickstarter, with tons of users eager to get their hands on the gadget.
Make your own retro game console with the ByteBoi: DIY Advanced Game Console (Standard Kit + Tools), on sale now for $132.99 (regular price $144).
Prices subject to change.