It's the time of year when you may have some spare time to create something enjoyable for yourself or others, and one neat project that fits the bill is hte Notendo Gamebox by Steven Goodwin. The Gamebox is a play on words with the popular handheld game console from the last century - however this example is powered by an Arduino and uses a typical LCD as the display.
You can play various games and there are many available that can be played with the character LCD. By fitting larger arcade-style buttons to the enclsoure, the unit can be used for longer sessions. Steven runs through his creation in the following video:
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