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Creating a (terrible) video game console

Sebastian Lague
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I know nothing about electronics, but thought it’d be fun to try create a (super simple and extremely terrible) video game console.

I was inspired to start experimenting with this after stumbling across the fascinating videos of @Ben Eater. If you found this video at all interesting, I’d highly recommend taking a look at his channel for some much more advanced stuff!

If you’d like to help me create more videos, you can support the channel on Patreon here:

The source code for this project (console/game scripts + Unity music editor) is probably not of much interest to anyone, but you can take a look here if you want:

LED control library:

Music from
“Twisting” and “Perspectives” by Kevin MacLeod ()
License: CC BY ()

20 Comments

  1. Hello, I thought I'd try something a little different for fun, but will be back with some more regular content soon!
    I was inspired to start experimenting with this stuff after I stumbled across this channel: https://www.youtube.com/beneater Ben does really interesting and impressive projects like creating an 8-bit computer, so I highly recommend taking a look.

    If you know of any other cool channels for this stuff, please share them with me!

  2. I feel like I have a peanut brain compared to this guy

  3. i just stared learing about robots in my new class and we are also useing arduino

  4. What’s that white thing your attaching the stuff (redboard? Readboard? Breadboard?) im still gonna google it

  5. I got this thing called a microbit, and it has a 5×5 led display and an A and B button. I programed a multiplayer shoot'em up game that works really well.

  6. Not only did you use prebuilt components, but you didn't even build a generator to generate your own power or mine copper and smelt it into wires… I'm not impressed

  7. Your whole channel is incredibely well done mate! So much interesting and high quality content.

    By the way, you might get asked this a lot, but do you plan on continuing your "How does a Computer work" series?

  8. At 8:41 it looks normal. At least for you. But if you look closely…

    THE GAMEPLAY ON THE BOTTOM LEFT DOESNT MATCH WHAT HES REALLY PLAYING! >:(

  9. me sitting in the corner of my room waiting for my 3d printer to make my shell and procrasinating: how

  10. Is the light model DAOKI 2Pack MAX7219 8×8 Dot Matrix Single Red Light MCU Control LED Display Module for Arduino, Raspberry Pi with Dupont Cable? Or is it ALAMSCN MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module 8×8 LED Display Module’s for Arduino Raspberry Pi Microcontroller with 5Pin Wires Red (Pack of four)?

  11. such extravagance! pico8 do not care about wide screen but where are square screen for it?

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