Retro Arcade for Education

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The Retro Arcade for Education is a simple, easy to use and (most importantly!) FUN arcade coding device with a 2.4" screen, robust comfortable shell and block-based Microsoft MakeCode Arcade programming system.

Students can use the Retro Arcade to create their very own games in a fun and easy way through the block-based Microsoft MakeCode Arcade. It allows self-defined game roles, multiple game sceneries and plot design! MakeCode is the programming environment used by the micro:bit, making this a fun new way to continue the learning from school!

The Retro Arcade includes built-in sensors to aid game creation, combining multiple elements to create the ultimate homemade retro game, including a buzzer, photocell, gyroscope and vibration motor. The unit comes with a built-in battery which can be charged via the included USB-C cable, allowing your creations to be played anywhere you like - a fitting reward for your coding efforts!

The casing is also compatible with popular building bricks, and to get you started a bag of building bricks is included in the kit!


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Key Features

  • Create rather than play games
  • Cultivate computational thinking ability
  • Graphical block-based programming via Microsoft MakeCode Arcade
  • Python support
  • Large colour screen (320x240 resolution)
  • Bright, colourful casing
  • Robust ABS shell
  • Compatible with popular building bricks
  • Soft silicone buttons
  • Ergonomic design
  • Building bricks pack included
  • USB-C charging cable included

What is Microsoft MakeCode Arcade?

Microsoft MakeCode is a graphical programming platform born for education under the Microsoft Corporation. It provides programming tools and learning tutorials for children at different coding levels. It's the same environment used for the BBC micro:bit.

Arcade is a fun game programming project under the MakeCode graphical programming platform.

Package Contents

  • 1x Retro Arcade unit
  • 1x Building bricks pack
  • 1x USB cable
  • 1x User guide

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Specifications

  • Rated Voltage: 3.7V
  • Battery Capacity: 560mAh
  • Charging Voltage: 5V
  • Charging Current: 1.35A
  • Charging Port: Type-C
  • Power Protection: Overcharge and Discharge
  • Screen Size: 2.4"
  • Resolution: 320 x 240
  • Built-in Sensors: Buzzer, photocell, gyroscope and vibration motor
  • Sensors expansions available
  • Building brick compatible

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