☆Make Your Own DIY Bluetooth Arcade Stick☆ #RetroGaming #GamersUnite #Arcade

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Videogame, Retrogaming
There she is in all her glory

If you play a lot of Retrogames like we do it just feels right if you are grasping an arcade stick rather than a joypad.


We've always liked the idea of building our own custom joystick and now we can thanks to the cool guide from The Adafruit Learning System

If you don't have the cash to splash on a snazzy Mad Catz one then this is the guide for you. 

This Arcade Stick is so cool it lets it connects wirelessly to your PC via a Bluetooth connection.

The engine room of the stick is the Bluefruit Bluetooth HID Keyboard Controller, which enables you to set up the stick as a Bluetooth keyboard . 

The Arcade Stick casing is our favourite part as it uses a simple walnut box that's sold on Amazon. The box is just the right size to fit all of the components  inside and looks pretty darn stylish too when you see the finished article above.

Once finished the whole thing looks great!

Yes it's completely wireless, and can be paired to all sorts of bluetooth devices.

Meaning you can play your retro games on whatever device you choose.

Cool stuff eh! We want to go one step further with ours and create a Games Freezer stick that is painted white with The Freezer popping up on the front, so watch this space for the results of our attempt at this Retrogaming Stick Of Beauty.......

Will you be giving this Arcade stick Project a go?


Let us know how you get on and send us some pics to gamesfreezer@gmail.com

Games Freezer, Retrogaming

*While you are here why not learn some more about AdaFruit

"Adafruit was founded in 2005 by MIT engineer, Limor "Ladyada" Fried. Her goal was to create the best place online for learning electronics and making the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels"


★Game Of The Day Preview "Air Supply Infinite"★ @Quantum_Sheep #retrogaming #gamersunite

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Quantum Sheep, Air Supply

Those COOL chaps at Quantum Sheep have been busy building the latest "Air Supply" game and this time The Games Freezer has come along for the ride!

The Freezer In All His Glory - "Chilling"

Check out the smart "work in progress" screenshot above showing The Freezer in all his glory!

So what's it all about then?


Let's hear from the Quantum Sheep Gang To Find Out From Them:

"Sam is back, this time running round whole planets, trying to get to ‘The Void’ where he can pick up an Infinity Cup!

Gameplay is simple. 

The basics are:

  • Jump over aliens.
  • Tap anywhere to jump.
  • Double tap to activate a Smart Bomb (I think, therefore I am).
  • Don’t forget your AIR IS RUNNING OUT!

There are unlocks a-go-go, and an awesome soundtrack by that genius Yerzmyey, who writes his music on retro computers....
(the tracks were written on a ZX Spectrum/ZX81 with an AY chip).

The hope is that this one will be a universal build, with GameCenter leaderboards and achievements"

A ‘Music Teaser’ video has also been posted that should whet your "aural appetites" :

Keep Checking Back For More Updates From The Quantum Sheepers.....

Until Then Stay Classy You COOL Freezers!

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