Let's Build: A Retro Arcade Console

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Create a Raspberry Pi-powered arcade controller that plays retro games

In this engineering-focused camp, campers will build a portable game controller, loaded with classic arcade games, that can be taken anywhere and plugged into any TV for instant gaming! They will use a Raspberry Pi, some plug-and-play electronics, CAD design, and laser cutting, to assemble their custom controller and take it home at the end of camp! All materials are included in the cost of this camp.

AGES:   9 to 11
LENGTH:   1 week
CATEGORY:   Engineering
SCREEN TIME:   Mostly off-screen
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The technology experience:

  • CAD in Adobe Illustrator
  • Designing finger joints
  • RetroPi on a Raspberry Pi
  • Basic arcade components
  • Laser cutting for assembly
  • Low ratio class PixelPromise™

plus take home...

  • Completed RetroPi controller
  • Free CAMP/pixel t-shirt
  • Free USB flash drive
  • Certificate of completion
Let's Build: A Retro
Arcade Console
two week camp
-   $75
regular price
early bird discount
if you buy today
We pride ourselves in offering a premium technology-filled summer experience with 100% original and awesome projects taught be extensively trained counselors! At the same time, we've priced our camps to be competitive with the "leading" competition to make our programs as widely accessible as possible.
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Offered throughout the summer
Camp runs from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(extended care available to 5:30 p.m.)
All camps begin and end the day at our Brooklyn Headquarters.

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