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That’s where the SparkFun micro:arcade kit for the micro:bit comes in! The kit includes our gamer:bit carrier board, which gives you access to a number of pins in the form of buttons laid out in a similar form factor to the classic Nintendo NES controller. With the micro:arcade kit you will be able to turn a classic controller into an arcade cabinet by connecting just a few buttons and switches.
Inside each micro:arcade kit you will find all the components required to build your micro:bit into a full-fledged game system; the only parts not included are two AA batteries and the micro:bit itself. Simply add your own micro:bit to the provided gamer:bit, assemble the kit, and you will be ready to start playing. The SparkFun micro:arcade kit is a great way to build the arcade setup you’ve always wanted!
The kit does not require any soldering and is recommended for anyone curious about gaming or the micro:bit platform.
Getting Started with the micro:arcade kit
Introduction to the micro:arcade Kit
Installing the gamer:bit Package for Microsoft MakeCode
Experiment 1: Basic Use of The Gamer:bit
Experiment 2: Button Reaction Timer
Experiment 3: Fun with the Joystick