Is that an Arduino

Hi,
Just been getting my boss his 50th birthday present when I came across this.
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https://www.giftsaustralia.com.au/teenage-gifts/teenage-boys/diy-gamer-kit

Tom… :slight_smile:

Looks like it.

Somewhat more info here: DIY Gamer Kit from Technology Will Save Us : ID 2123 : $56.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits
(the parent company website seems to be unreachable at the moment.)

WOW, $179, what is the budget for your boss's present?

Maybe a nice dinner at McDonalds.

Hi,
Didn't get him that. :slight_smile:
Got him;
button

As well as a YES and NO button, each has 5 or 10 different ways/inflections of the words.

Tom.. :slight_smile:

larryd:
Maybe a nice dinner at McDonalds.

Dinner tonight at McDonalds...

larryd:
Maybe a nice dinner at McDonalds.

He has 6 kids/teenagers, Friday night is maccas night. :o :o :o

"Nice"? ? ?

larryd:
Maybe a nice dinner at McDonalds.

Wow. You just burned out my oxymoron-ometer.

I'm off to work, hmmm sausage and egg mcmaccas....... drive thru...... :o :o :o

Maybe ‘Kentucky Fried Chook’.

larryd:
Maybe 'Kentucky Fried Chook'.

No... They have a bugger of a drive thru, especially at 8:30am to 9.00am, to try and get back on the street in the direction I want to go. :slight_smile:

And yes it was a nice!! breakfast

At work now..

Tom... :slight_smile:

Well just On Topic to say that first you should define what you mean by Arduino.

To me, Arduino is a whole system built around the IDE and having open source latitude as to the actual hardware used.
I get that silly idea from the Arduino.cc site in the early getting started and foundations sections (not to mention forum.arduino.cc) and the parts where it helps you to build your own stand-alone Duinos.

The main tie is what compiler and extensions you use, not the board.

So yeah, it's an Arduino maker kit. Some assembly required but not in the code, do that just for fun.

Back in the day, I was addicted to Tetris, so I have thought about putting this thing together. But it seems like too much making - 3D printing is tedious!

ChrisTenone:
Back in the day, I was addicted to Tetris, so I have thought about putting this thing together. But it seems like too much making - 3D printing is tedious!

Good thing about it being open source is you can assemble it however you like.

Put it in a cardboard box with hot glue :o :o :o :o :o

TomGeorge:
… Put it in a cardboard box with hot glue :o :o :o :o :o

Too close to my usual project style:

Ohh yes.. a work of art.... :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

Functional yet Recyclable

I love it... especially the colour scheme...

TomGeorge:
Ohh yes.. a work of art.... :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

Functional yet Recyclable

I love it... especially the colour scheme...

The colors are the first decision I make when starting a project!