1983 was Peak ‘Electronic Plastic’ Year – Search this Visual Database of 1976-1990 Games & Electronics
You’ve seen the book but have you seen the website? With ‘prefab search options’ you can quickly glance through decades of ‘electronic plastic’ games and electronics from 1976 through 1990, broken down by categories like battery (LR44, AA, even solar), size, color, year, and form factor (handhled, tabletop, and even watch games!). Oh and screen types (VFDs! One ‘colour LCD’ game’s origin year is unknown!). Basically this is an office killer, and depending on your age potentially full of nostalgic memories.
Check out the Bandai ‘bot where the handheld game is built into the body of the robot:
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.