A DIY Arduino-powered handheld game console

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Inspired by greatness

dotMG is a hackable, Arduino-powered, DIY handheld game console inspired by the original Nintendo Game Boy (the DMG, which stands for “dot matrix game”). dotMG is currently in development, and the photos above are only of a prototype. The final product will be more polished and will have these awesome features*:

Additionally, we’ll create a full assembly guide and online tutorials for getting started with coding!

* Subject to change.

Interested in an early-bird hacker edition?

We’re considering selling a few early-bird hacker edition kits to give enthusiasts a chance to play with dotMG before it’s officially released. These kits would be for self-solder only and would only include the following:

Hacker editon kits would NOT include the following:

We don’t yet have a price for hacker edition kits, but they would definitely be cheaper than full kits (which could perhaps put them in the ballpark of $60). Interested? Let us know by clicking below!

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