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Top 3 Game project ideas on custom made PCB boards

In the 1950s the computer engineers first laid their hands on developing simple electronic games using electronic machines. Their journey of modification escalated with time, and it has evolved to such an extent that now you can make your favorite game project on your own. You only require the appropriate knowledge and correct pieces of equipment. So, this article presents you with the best three Game project ideas on custom PCB boards that you can design yourself.

Arduino Pong Game Project

Arduino pong game project
Arduino pong game

Let us start our game project countdown with one of the first invented electronic games, i.e., the Pong Game. This gaming project provides a perfect start for beginners. It uses an OLED display, two tactile switches, and one Arduino Uno board to give you the experience of a classic ping pong game. You can either reveal your gaming skills against a computer or your best friend. The choice is up to you.

Components Required

Arduino Uno board
OLED display
PCB board from PCBWay
Tactile switches

PCB details

The rectangular PCB board from PCBWay holds all the components perfectly. The high-quality solder mask prevents the initiation of any oxidation process on the board. The board’s durability allows it to take it anywhere along with you, without the chance of getting damaged. So, either it is the quality of the PCB board or its performance, PCBWay never lets you down.

This is the PCB design of the Pong Game in the software.

Designed PCB of the Arduino pong game project
Designed PCB of the Arduino pong game

The game runs smoothly after assembling the components on the PCB board.

PCB board with the other project components
PCB board with the other project components

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below,
  Arduino Pong Game Project

ESP32 BLE Gamepad

ESP32 BLE game project
ESP32 BLE gamepad

A gaming controller always gives the best gaming experience. But, what if you do not have one? No need to worry because this project guides you to make one using an ESP32 development board. The best part of the project is that it communicates over Bluetooth, which omits the need for a USB-connecting wire. The Gamepad runs on two Lithium-ion batteries, which gives you enough playtime on a single charge. So, with your own designed Gamepad, you can enjoy your favorite games anytime, anywhere.

Components Required

ESP32 development board
Analog joysticks x2
Tactile switches x10
RGB LEDs
I2c board
Lithium-ion battery x2
Voltage regulator
USB-C port

PCB details

The high-quality FR-4 base dissipates the heat nicely. Hence, the overall temperature of the board remains optimum. The perfect surface treatment on the board omits the soldering problems and reduces moisture ingression. With their most advanced machines, PCBWay makes sure that all the track widths and isolation distances are proper as per the given dimension, which ultimately improves the reliability of the PCB board.

This image shows the software design of the PCB board.

PCB designed in software
PCB designed in software

Look how nicely all the components fit in the board received from PCBWay.

PCB board with the other project components
PCB board with the other project components

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below,
  ESP32 BLE Gamepad

The MOD Boy

The MOD Boy Game project
The MOD Boy

If you like keeping things small and simple, then this game project is perfect for you. The MOD boy is a small gaming board that can either perform as a tiny gaming device or a game controller. After assembling an OLED screen, an analog joystick, and tactile switches to the MOD Boy, it functions as a small handheld game. But, when you connect the MOD boy to an external screen, it becomes a game controller. You can easily switch between the two modes anytime, just by uploading the appropriate code to the MOD Boy.

Components Required

HCC Module
Analog Joystick
Tactile switches
OLED display

PCB details

PCB cleanliness is a crucial factor that affects the reliability of the PCB board. Not even a speck of dirt or dust is visible on the board’s surface received from PCBWay. The board is uniform with no break lines. The copper-clad and the hole-wall thickness meet the tolerance standards set under necessary quality criteria. In case you are looking for a PCB manufacturer, PCBWay provides the optimum quality PCB boards at an affordable price for any of your project needs.

This image shows the PCB designed in the software.

PCB designed in software
PCB designed in software

The high-quality PCB board received from PCBWay is similar to the PCB designed in the software.

Received PCB from PCBWay
Received PCB from PCBWay

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below,
  The MOD Boy

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