Introduction: Portable Arduino Arcade Game

In this project I will be showing you how to make a easy portable arcade machine using the Arduino UNO and a Nokia 5110 LCD

This is the version 2 of the "Arduino 2 player game"

Step 1: Parts & Tools

Below is a list of parts and tools I used to make this project.

Parts:

  • Nokia 5110 LCD
  • Arduino UNO
  • 9v battery
  • 9v battery clip
  • 2x SPDT switch + screws
  • 2x potentiometers
  • 2x potentiometer knobs
  • Wires
  • Enclosure box

Step 2: The Case

The box I used for this project I got from a flashlight I bought, it is aluminum.

I marked the middel of the box andwhere the LCD is going to be. Make two holes for the potentiomiters and for the two switches.

I used a Dremel to make all the holes.

Step 3: Schematic

The schematic is simple. make shure your scrren is not upside down when you solder it, and that when you turn your potentiometer to the right, your player goes to the right as well. Its best to do this project on a breadboard beafore you solder it on a PCB.

Step 4: Soldering

Follow the schematic and solder everything together.

Step 5: Power

I glued a 9v battery clip to the box, to power up the Arduino UNO. It is up to you to decide if you want to use rechargeable batteries and a charging module.

Step 6: The Code

Download the code and upload it to your Arduino UNO

Download the code here:Arduino pong game

Step 7: Test

before you mount the game to the box its smart to test if everything is working as it is seposed to.

when you know where all of the wires is going to be than mark them with paper and tape like I did in the photo.

Step 8: Finishing

Mount the LCD, potentiometers and switches to your box, than connect all of the wires to the Arduino uno and connect the 9v battery.

Step 9: PLAY!

Now you got yourself a portable mini arcade machine that you can play with your friends or by yourself.


THANKS FOR VIEWING!

If you have any questions or tips on this project than post them in the comments below and if you like this project than go check out my other projects :)

Comments

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Vatdaell (author)2015-05-21

Doesn't the nokia screen work on a 3.3v logic level? would applying 5v damage it?

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lubosh.occ (author)Vatdaell2016-11-12

According to everything it is 3.3v, but that just means to add a logic level converter or use something like arduino pro mini (which is cooler)

[ https://learn.adafruit.com/nokia-5110-3310-monochrome-lcd/overview ]

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ibenkos (author)Vatdaell2015-05-21

5V can shorten the lifetime of the screen, and i think its recomended 4V. I dont know if 3.3 v is enought but maby.

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omerk35 (author)2016-11-11

ahh mine one is also a nokia 5110 but it blue and has pin outs differents

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Cammando58 (author)2016-10-23

So can it be One player AND Two player Sorry I'm really new to Ardiuno's as in I've made two small projects in a day and that's it just from looking at it i can see two switches and i presume if there both of its off when switch one is on its on and is multiplayer then turn that off its off and then switch two turns it on and is single player? Also your video doesn't work :) thanks for reading and well i see its a old post so i hope I'm not bothering you.

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ELECTRONICS3 made it! (author)2016-06-28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyRuRhh6Fus

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thappasahil (author)2016-03-24

What is the resistance of the potentiometers which you have used?

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eacar (author)2015-08-11

Thank you

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ibenkos (author)eacar2015-11-08

thats awesome! thanks for making :)

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ehakansoy (author)2015-05-29

whyd you use spdt switches? i mean what is the purpose? if i didnt use a spdt switch and just used a single on/off switch for power would that be ok?

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ibenkos (author)ehakansoy2015-06-05

the spdt switch is like a normal on/off switch, and it is ok to use it

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jackowens (author)2015-05-22

Would this work with a Raspberry Pi? It's a very similar device

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DerockX (author)jackowens2015-05-24

try it it might work!

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ibenkos (author)DerockX2015-05-24

You can search on google for raspberry pi pong game, than you wil finde some cool photos and instructiones on it

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DerockX (author)2015-05-24

can it work with the raspberry pi 2

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firefightermeyer (author)2015-05-22

I love the idea

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ibenkos (author)firefightermeyer2015-05-23

Thank you :)

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printrbot932 (author)2015-05-21

How would I modify the code to work with a .96 oled display Insted of a Nokia?

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ibenkos (author)printrbot9322015-05-21

Sorry but I don't know, and I have no experience with a oled display.

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samuel123abc (author)2015-05-21

Wow good work! Cool idea. Thinking about building this :)

Samuel

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ibenkos (author)samuel123abc2015-05-21

Thank you :) And if you do build it than please share a photo of it here :)

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Sufyan Ahmed (author)2015-05-21

what game is it?

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ibenkos (author)Sufyan Ahmed 2015-05-21

The pong game

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Sufyan Ahmed (author)ibenkos2015-05-21

oh OK thx.

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