Completed the MAKERbuino kit yourself? We want to know

This is my first attempt at soldering, burned a hole in my table mat, other than that, it was a good learning experience.

Didn’t receive the pins to mount the serial programming board, so that part on the top left is missing.

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Done and dusted! Now to start making games :smiley:

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Off to the Arduno IDE!

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I love my MakerBuino, it’s a lovely thing. Here you can see I’ve swapped the LCD module for another one that I had for a different project. The contrast seems to be more stable, although I’m not keen on the blue backlight. Note also that I modded the board so that it gets its supply from the voltage regulator rather than the battery in case that was affecting contrast stability.

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Ok, here are the two makerbuinos I built with my girlfriend. It was the first time soldering for her and she even asked what to built/solder next :slight_smile:

Thanks for your efforts and making this possible!


Here’s my little beauty :slight_smile:
Quite satisfied with the soldering and the buttons are even in my favourite color :grinning:

Here’s my Makerbuino and another DIY console on my Blog.

Thank you Albert for shipping the new LCD. It works perfectly now.

Here are photos from our workshop:
And demo video of finished Makerbuino:

I finally got around to putting together my Makerbuino after having the kit sit around for a month or more. The build guide was really well done. I didn’t have any problems with following it.

Here it is right after completion:

Playing the wip RPG I’m working on:

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I originally finished my MAKERbuino back in August and decided to wait before posting it until I was able to visit my friend who lives a few hours away and help him put his together as well, this week I was finally able to make that trip down and both of them are now complete with minimal problems(the second unit was missing a 2n2222 transistor but I just popped over to the electronics store in the neighbouring suburb and picked one up for $0.40).

My nephew and I just finished building our units, we had some fun. Questions though is what do you do if the screen is dodgey (1 had a terrible picture) and how do you charge them? Other than that pretty happy with the product and process .

Here is my MAKERbuino assembled …

Arrived and built today!

Finally I assembled it. And made a replacement case.

My two KS units - and the two that a young lady from work has for her wedding present - along with the engraving on the back “You really push my buttons. But I like it when you play with me.” The wedding is in November.


@Eddie, ahaha I can’t stop laughing, this is brilliant! :smile:
May I share this on MAKERbuino’s social media?

Wait, you are getting married or you just did the engraving? Or am I misinterpreting this?

Wow, you actually have two old Kickstarter MAKERbuinos and two new post-Kickstarter MAKERbuinos, thank you for supporting the project multiple times! :slight_smile:

Please do use this in your social media. That was my intention.

I backed you in kickstarter - that’s my two on the bottom.
Jenny from work (who is getting married in the middle of November this year) got the other two as her wedding present.
The idea to get it engraved came from another worker, but the text came from Jenny. I only did the engraving - we have an engraver at work, so that part was relatively easy. It came out looking quite good.

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Here’s mine with some shameless self-promotion of my home-made snake clone called Snuke

I hope to add some lighter pictures tomorrow or this weekend when I have time.


Together with three friends I’ve pledged the Kickstarter party pack. For the experienced the build was definitly easy and no parts were missing from our kits.

Here is my MAKERbuino:

Not only people like to play games with it :smile:

@AllGray Can I get a new badge please? :wink:

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Hi! I’m Craig from Clacton, Essex, UK. Just got this for Christmas and I haven’t put it down since! Took about 4 hours to put together and now I’ve started to code it too! I’m really having fun with this, I think everyone should have an opportunity to do this sort of thing and I hope the community grows as my projects will :smiley: great product!