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MAKE: Arduino Handheld Game

October 1, 2022


1:00 - 4:00 pm

Lacey MakerSpace | Baran Drive Southeast Lacey, WA 98503


Code and program your own, custom video game onto this hand-held device, Arduboy, in this 2-day class

Interested in video game development? This is the class for you!

Learn Arduino Coding through game design by creating your own video game. During this 6 hour class split over two Saturdays, we will learn the basics of Arduino (C++) programming while writing games for a credit card sized system. We will work with variables, read inputs from buttons, and draw graphics on the screen. Other games can also be downloaded onto the handheld console. Over 200 games are available for free created by members of the community.

NOTE: This is a two-day class over two weekends, 10/1 and 10/8, 1pm-4 pm each day. Your ticket purchase covers both days. Ticket includes all electronics and parts to complete one project.

Day 1:

  • Install Libraries
  • Install Board Drivers
  • Upload files to Board
  • Simple Screen Functions & Making maps and sprites
  • Data types and variables

Day 2:

  • Program control (if/else) & Loops (for/while)
  • Game Design and Programming Walk Throughs

Please bring your own laptop computer for both days. Windows recommended.

Attendees should download 1.8.19 (not RC 2.0) software ahead of time from: https://www.arduino.cc/en/software

Click the option in “Download options” that matches your computer. Then click “Just Download”, there is no fee for this software.

Must be 12 years or older to attend. Children between the age of 12 and 17 require a legal guardian to be present. The guardian is not expected to attend or participate in the class.

Link to project: https://www.arduboy.com/.


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