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I like retro games, especially retro game consoles. When i was a kid, one of our neighbour's who used to work in abroad, used to bring his son electromechanic portable game devices or consoles i remember. We also queu up as the other kids to have our chance to play with the games. They were interesting, nearly nothing electronic or solid state inside, everything working with gears, wires, dc motors, lamps (not leds) and some color filters for creating screen effects.

I sketched several similar console designs on paper first. Selected one of them which would be easier to design, 3d print and assemble then started working in solidworks.

took me a short while to3d model the main form and a bit longer to model the components and interior assembly details.

Step 1: Design and 3D Modeling

The design is based upon the 8x8 dot matrix display module which are cheaply available in aliexpress. I've used a PIC 12F683 as the main controller. 3 AAA battery powers the whole setup for days due to its low current consumption of approx 50mA.

the console is designed with the classic snake game in mind and it starts operating by switching the power on by using the on off switch at the side. There are two buttons at the front below the screen for right and left turn commands. There is a small pize speaker inside for sound effects and thats it. As simple as it can get.

Very neat and retro.
I loved it.
Even I love retro games and hand consoles.
Appreciate your effort.
My vote to you pal.
hobbyman (author)  harshitsingh.1110014 months ago
Thank you my friend.
strongmelani4 months ago
I remember how my sister and I fought as a child who first would play Tetris and for how long. It is now a lot of different gadgets with the Internet and different games.
hobbyman (author)  strongmelani4 months ago
yeah the same here. I remember how i envied our neighbour kids playing with those electro machanical games with lamps gears and pulleys inside.
I remember how my sister and I fought as a child who first would play Tetris and for how long. It is now a lot of different gadgets with the Internet and different games.