8BitCADE Level Up handheld gaming console lets you enjoy the games developed by yourself for fun and learning code, and it’s compatible with Arduboys games. Let’s have a look if you like the idea.
8BitCADE Level Up delivers an ultra potable design, so you can easily slide it into your pocket. Meanwhile, the curved sides and slim form factor ensure it provides a comfortable and firm grip. An exchangeable front plate allows you to customize it for a personalized look.
The handheld gaming console is powered by ATmega32u4 (same as Arduino Leonardo & Micro) and comes with 32K Flash, 2.5KB RAM and 1KB EEPROM. Using Arduino IDE, GCC and AVRDude, gamers can develop their own 8-bit games, and using online courses and daily coding challenges, you can also learn the fundamentals of coding step and step.
Furthermore, the handheld gaming console is compatible with Homemade Arduboys, which means you can get access to hundreds of adapted Arduboy games. Using pre-loaded 8BitCADE Loader, it allows you to access all of your games, and the menu is also customizable with a dedicated Image Creator Tool.
Moreover, the handheld gaming device comes equipped with 6 buttons and a 2.42-inch OLED display with 128×64 resolution. Built-in 500mAh rechargeable battery offers hours of playtime between charges.
The crowdfunding campaign for 8BitCADE Level Up is ongoing on Kickstarter. We can pledge $85 to preorder the handheld gaming console. It will be shipped in December 2021.