Learn coding and electronics while having fun with this DIY game console on sale

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TL;DR: Through Jan. 30, you can learn while you play with the ByteBoi DIY advanced game console(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab) while it’s on sale for $119.99 — that’s 17% off its usual $144.99.


Remember the thrill of sitting down to play your old Game Boy in the ’90s? Since technology has certainly improved since then, if you’re feeling nostalgic and looking to enjoy a similar feeling while embracing today’s advancements, it’s time to check out ByteBoi.

ByteBoi not only lets you play a retro-inspired game console(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab), but it also allows you to build it from scratch. So not only are you unwinding, tapping into your inner child, and having some fun, but you’re also learning about electronics and coding at the same time. And now through January 30 while we’re celebrating Kidults — the new trend of adults buying toys for themselves and having some fun — you can score ByteBoi standard kit and tools for $119.99, 17% off the usual price, with no coupon code required.

A ByteBoi: DIY Advanced Game Console gives you the best of both worlds, the old and new, allowing you to build your very own retro game console, code your very own games, and then get to playing. This Kickstarter-funded(Opens in a new window) invention comes from CircuitMess, the people who brought you MAKERbuino, offering a reimagined version of the 8-bit educational gaming service(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab).

ByteBoi offers various rounds of fun in one package. First, assemble your very own retro gaming console, learning all about electronics and their inner workings along the way. Then code away in Make Code Arcade, an online coding interface that offers examples and tutorials to show you how to code your very own video game. You’ll even be able to animate characters yourself. And once you’re done, you can connect your ByteBoi to the internet and share your cool creations. Want to take a break from creating? Don’t worry, there are also pre-made games you can enjoy.

Don’t let the kids have all the fun. Learn while you play with the ByteBoi DIY Advanced Game Console (Standard Kit + Tools)(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab) for just $119.99, now through January 30.

Prices subject to change.


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