Handheld game consoles are a nice present for your kid (and you, and everyone). But you know what’s an even better present? A game console that teaches you about programming, electronics and Arduino.
A Kickstarter project called Makerbuino offers a cheap, Arduino-based 8-bit console that comes as a kit, meaning you’ll have to acquaint yourself with soldering iron to make it functional.
Therein lies the fun. In the estimated 5-hour build time, Makerbuino claims, you’ll learn how to connect electronic components, how to program a microcontroller and how to use a 3D printer to build your own custom case for the console, among other things. …
Via: Mashable: Gadgets