San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Ever wondered how an LED display works? How to create images by programming them, and create your a video game using buttons?
Come and spend a day developing, discovering and acquiring some of the skills to program your very first LED display and see how it can be used to create a games console and play your very own game! Learn and enhance your understanding of game mechanics and the world of programming and discover how to produce new images and interactive experiences.
What will you learn?
- How to solder and build your handheld console
- How to connect up your gamer platform to the wonderful world of Arduino! The favourite open source hardware hacking platform
- The basics of how to program microcontrollers
- How to produce images on LED dot matrixes and develop an understanding of how the electronics are used to make the matrix work.
There are TWO types of tickets:
Single Ticket including DIY Gamer Kit: Includes 1x DIY Gamer Kit for you to build and take home after
Single Ticket without DIY Gamer Kit: For those who have already bought a DIY Gamer Kit but want to come to a workshops to learn more and put it together
What is included?
This workshop includes all the components, tools and instruction you need to build your own handheld games platform.
The class is suitable for ages 9+ and all skill levels.
No experience necessary, just a love of gaming, making and a lot of enthusiasm!
Recap of details:
Saturday, 16th August 2014 at 10.00 - 17.00
(6 hours to play + 1 hour lunch break. There will be coffee breaks too. Optional drinks afterwards.)
Tech Will Save Us HQ, Vyner Street, London E2 9DG
Either BYOGK (Bring your own Gamer Kit) or get a gamer kit included in the ticket.
All prices include VAT.