Technology Will Save Us, the company famous for its amazing DIY kits, has announced a new product that allows you to build your very own handheld gaming console. It won't compare to a gameboy, but with included parts, you can make an unsophisticated, yet surprisingly powerful device. The kit was design to be fun as well as inspire people to learn. Using Arduino platform and manufacturer's own software library, you can easily learn how to program simple video games.
Apart from the classic gaming controls you would expect, the console is equipped with a buzzer to let you add music to your application and wireless infrared links that allow you to quickly connect with other players for multiplayer gaming.
Depending on your skill set, soldering the DIY Gamer kit takes about two hours. In case of problem, you can download a manual from the TWSU's website or watch an YouTube video for detailed explanation and walkthrough.
DIY Gamer kit is one of the best gadgets for a geek or anyone interested in engineering. It is priced at £60 including VAT and ships in 7 days in the UK (or 14 days internationally). It's a perfect Christmas gift.