This Project has been developed and shared on the RS Design Spark Community by solderandchips.
In this project, students can use an Arduino and LCD Display to make a retro hand held games console. Students can download the code for an example game and use this to test their console, then develop their programming skills by writing the code for their own games. The project is described in detail on the Design Spark Page and includes a component list, circuit schematic and a link to download the example game code.
Incorporating 3D Printing
This project is perfect for adapting to 3D printing, students can measure the project components then design and 3D print their own bespoke casings and custom button covers for the hand held controller.
About Project Ideas
“Project Ideas” are a series of ideas shared by the CREATE Education Project to provide inspiration and a starting point for students to develop their own projects that utilise 3D printing for prototyping and/or to enhance the final solution.
Many of the ideas shared would provide suitable starting points for students in Further or Higher Education who are undertaking their own personal projects, allowing them to adapt and extend the projects to develop new outcomes. Some of these projects could also be tackled in a similar way by high school students undertaking individual project work.
Alternatively suitable projects could be selected by teachers and assigned to teams of students in a project based learning approach. A series of editable templates and resources have been developed to support the project based learning approach. These include:
- Project Planning Templates – A series of editable templates for course leaders or teachers to use when planning student projects.
- Presentation Templates – A series of editable PowerPoint slides for course leaders or teachers to use for presenting project stages to groups of students.
- Student Project Worksheets – A series of editable worksheets for individuals or groups of students to use for planning and documenting their projects.
These resources can be downloaded by clicking the links in the right column.