BadgerHack: Gaming Add-On Kit
The BadgerStick that you received by visiting a SparkFun booth at one of the various events we’ve attended can be hacked to perform a wide variety of tasks. The display may be small (don’t get your hopes up of running Doom on an 8x7 monochrome display). However, we can use it to display information and even play some basic games.
This tutorial will guide you through turning your BadgerStick into a micro gaming system. Remember the game Breakout? Let’s make a Breakout clone on our BadgerStick by adding a joystick and some buttons!
We will need a few other components to make a simple controller for the BadgerStick.
Before starting this tutorial, we highly recommend you work through the main BadgerHack guide first.
Additionally, if you are new to soldering or electronics, we recommend you check out the following:
When you are ready to start hacking your badge, we definitely recommend reading: