DIY Electronics

RetroBall

Build-It-Yourself Pixel Fun For Upto Four Players

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Rating

9

About the Project

Retroball is a build-it-yourself kit which follows in the footsteps of the classic 'PONG' style video games. Retroball allows you to play with two, three or four players and up to five balls on the screen at the same time.

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  • Founder: Bradley Michael Slattery
  • Company: RetroBall
  • Goal: $7,916.00
  • Entry Level Price: $63.00
  • Campaign Ended On: August 20, 2017
  • Delivery Date: October 2017

"About the Project" and "Claims" content are taken from the campagin as is.

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    BUILD-IT-YOURSELF

  • Reality:

    By design and planning the RetroBall can be assembled in true DIY manner, guided by video and only a few elements to solder.

  • Claim:

    GAME PLAY - Each game mode can be played with two, three or four players:

  • Reality:

    Depending on if assembled correctly, this again is possible through design.

  • Claim:

    KIT CONTENTS

  • Reality:

    Everything that you need comes with the kit, except for basic tools.

  • Claim:

    OPEN SOURCE - All source files will be made available once the campaign is completed...

  • Reality:

    This claim is based on a future point, and many variables can play into the complete release of all areas of claim, but is possible.

Bottom Line

RetroBall is a design that will cater to nostalgic DIY enthusiasts. With a well thought out plan an inclusion of all needed parts, RetroBall is a straightforward project that allows room for freedom of creativity as well. Brad Slattery has a history of successful campaigns that run in the same grouping as the RetroBall, so the familiarity of production, shipping, and organization is a benefit for the end user, when considering backing this campaign.

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