A look at some gaming-inspired projects that caught our attention over the last 12 months.
A credit card-sized device that allows you to play, program and share 8-bit games.
A shrunken-down cabinet that lets you relive the golden age of arcade games.
A system that transforms 8-bit side-scrolling games into a totally immersive multi-player experience.
An ATmega32U4-powered gadget that puts Tetris right in your wallet.
A hardware anti-cheat solution for online gaming.
MAME Game Machine
A game machine driven by a Cosino Mega 2560 (running the AdvanceMAME) with a 7″ LCD display and an Xbox-compatible joystick.
Grand Theft Auto iPhone App
An Arduino Leonardo, an Ethernet shield and a PC enables your iPhone to be used as a GTA controller.
Auto-Leveling Destiny Robot
A robotic mechanism comprised of a servo motor, an Xbox controller and an Arduino Uno that allows you to level up in Destiny without even lifting a finger.
A creative way to play classic video games on your TV from an overclocked Arduino Pro Mini.
A glove that lets you sense and interact with virtual objects onscreen and in your VR headset.
An open source gadget that allows you to play all old-school games with their original controllers.
An Arduino-driven band designed to make it feel as though you’re hitting and being struck in VR games.
A full-scale Cessna 172 cockpit simulator, complete with everything from pedals that control actual airplane rudders and brakes, to a steering yoke, to an Oculus Rift running Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D software.
An actual dashboard for a truck simulator.
A real dashboard for your car simulator.
Arduino Game Boy
A super-sized Arduboy.
Tetris on an ARM Cortex-M4 MCU
A game of Tetris on an Atmel | SMART SAM4S MCU.
An Arduino-programmable keychain game.
An Arduino Nano attached to a fan blade displays Super Hexagon in a more “circular” format.
A DIY claw machine that’s faster, fairer and more controllable than anything found in yesterday’s arcades.
An interactive storefront game played on a giant 6 x 8 pixel grid display comprised of 18.5” bulbs illuminated by ultra-bright NeoPixel rings.
A fully-interactive bike trainer specifically designed to deliver engaging fitness sessions through VR headsets and external screens.
A one-dimensional dungeon crawler game that uses a doorstop spring as its controller and an LED strip as its display.
A motion control ring that enables you to play games and control apps with simple gestures.
An old-school gaming cartridge for your smartphone.
A retro-style handheld gaming device.
DIY Game Boy
A portable, 3D-printed console embedded with a Raspberry Pi and Teensy 2.0.
An extremely low-cost, minimalist gaming console that will take you back to a much blockier 8-bit era.
Arcade-Style Puzzle Box
A vintage, arcade-style puzzle box that resembles the ubiquitous wooden audio equipment of the ‘70s.
UFO Escape Keychain Game
A game of UFO Escape on your keychain? Sure, why not?
An 8-bit instant photo camera masquerading as a toy gun, which consists of an old Game Boy, a camera, a thermal printer and an Arduino.