March 28, 2014

MAGPI - the Micro Arduino Gaming Platform Interface

Another entry in the Freetronics Instructables competition this week is a portable hand-held game unit by Instructables member zippy314. They have used a tiny Arduino-compatible board and mounted it along with power hardware and an inexpensive LCD into a 3D-printed enclsoure which gives the platform a commercial feel and genuine portability. 

And thanks to the open-source nature oft the MAGPI, you can create and play your own games or share and modify those of others. A shooting game has been provided and demonstrated in the following video:

A great example of what can be done with an Arduino compatible, and fun as well. For complete details, visit the project Instructable page. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're looking for a way of powering portable Arduino or similar projects from Li-Ion batteries or sources less than 5V such as those that can be found from rechargeable batteries or packs of AA cells then check out our USBboost module.

It can generate 5V from anywhere between 1.2 and 4.5V, and offer a full 500 mA of current from supply voltages above 2.4V. Plus it has preset low-battery levels you can select with logic output to tell your project when the device should power-down - and of course it can power an iPod. So for more information and to order, check out the USBboost page

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