Classic game consoles are remembered not just for their playability, but for their iconic design. Show the right gamer the right console, and you are likely to see them melt into a haze of nostalgia.
What if we could build on those iconic designs so that we can continue to enjoy them in the future? There might just be a way! In an age when Google, Apple, and other digital giants are getting into the motor trade, we decided to see how some of the funkiest games consoles of yesteryear would look redesigned as cars.
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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.
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