It is Mario Day! Many of us have Nintendo’s Italian plumber jumping and mushrooming to thank for our love of the game and for inspiring an interest in technology.
So why not celebrate Mario Day by indulging your tech maker side? the ByteBoi is an open-source retro game console that you can assemble and code yourself to create the next great Mario-inspired game.
A DIY game console
The Kickstarter-funded ByteBoi is an upgraded, revamped, and redesigned version of the Makerbuinoan 8-bit educational game device.
Buy a ByteBoi and you will find out how to build and code your own DIY retro game console. Using the Make Code Arcade online coding interface, you can use your ByteBoi to create your own video games from scratch. And then you can share them with a community of online game creators.
You will animate characters, simulate your video game physics and learn how consoles work. You do not know where to start ? No problem, Make Code Arcade has tons of examples and tutorials to get you started.
Besides assembling and coding your own video game, you can also play pre-made games on your ByteBoi. Or you can use it to remotely control a wheelson robo-car, thanks to ByteBoi’s built-in Wi-Fi chipset.
Whatever your inspiration, ByteBoi will help sate your curiosity while teaching you about electronics, coding, graphics, game engines, animation and more. Whether you want to learn on your own or introduce your kids to an exciting new hobby, ByteBoi is suitable for imaginations of all ages. And it serves up a ton of fun.
Save on a ByteBoi DIY game console
Celebrate Mario Day by creating your own games. At this moment, the ByteBoi: Advanced DIY Game Console is on sale for just $109.99. That’s 8% off the regular price of $119.
You can also upgrade to include soldering tools for just $132.99 (8% off the regular price of $144). It’s much less than buying a game console.
Prices subject to change.