We’ve all had a game console before. But the problem is that new versions are always coming out.
What if we make our own console with games?

We make a console and controller from cardboard.
We design the console around the Tokymaker. In the controller we can insert some sensors
Because we want to make it easy for you, we have a previewed example below.


Let us program a game with 2 balls per player. The aim of the game is to try to avoid the wall coming from the right.
This is obtained by turning the rotationmeter/potentiometer. If you turn the rotationmeter, your ball will change in height.

Because we are with 2 players there will be 2 balls in the screen: player 1 has the filled collor circel, player 2 the empty circel, and one that has to be avoided.
If you touch that wall, the game will stop.
You can restart by pressing Touch Pad 2.


Also you can controll the speed by pressing on Touch Pad 3 or 1.
On the end of the game your score is printed on the screen.
You must work together to achieve a high score.


The inputs are :

  • 2 rotation/potentiometers (IN1 & IN3)

The outputs are :

  • the screen of the TokyMaker




Learn to code your own prototypes using the simple visual coding interface and just one finger and program it without installing software or connecting cables.


A potentiometer is a three-terminal resistor with a rotating contact that forms an adjustable voltage divider.


We can find cardboard everywhere. Look around and you’ll find it.


The cables are needed to make the connections between sensors and the inputs.

Cutting knife

We can use scissors or a cutting knife for cutting the cardboard. 


Battery is needed to supply power to the Tokymaker.


  1. Download the prepared console design : Console
  2. Download the prepared controller design : Controller
  3. Print it on A4 paper
  4. Draw it on a cardboard
  5. Cut the red lines
  6. Fold the blue lines
  7. Draw the purple lines
  8. Put the sensors and the Tokymaker in it


You can download the game for the 2 players here :

Amazing gadget! I got it as a present from a friend and I’m still amazed. It only took me about an hour to assemble, and now I’m experimenting with its possibilities. Kudos!

Maker in Residence at Zer0 Lab, Hackacademy