ESP Game Machine

arduino based game system
The Kit - $10.00
Venmo @bkucenski Parts Included
  • 1x NodeMcu V3 CH340 ESP8266 Microcontroller - The Computer
  • 1x 0.96 inch SPI Serial OLED Display Module - 128x64 pixel Screen
  • 1x 5-Channel Five Direction Navigation Button Module - Joystick
  • 10x 10CM Male - Female Jumper Wires
  • 1x Foam Tape Square
  • 2x 170 Point Solderless Breadboard
  • 1x Craft Cutting Board

Note: Kits are only available to pick up at HeatSync Labs in Mesa, AZ (108 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201). They will not be shipped.

If you would like to purchase a kit, you can use the Venmo QR Code provided to pay the $10. Your order will then be linked with your Venmo account and be available to pickup at HeatSync Labs within 3 days.

Kit Assembly

Step 1:
Open up Microcontroller and insert each side into its own breadboard.

Step 2:
Expose sticky foam pads on bottom of breadboards

Step 3:
Press breadboards to the wooden breadboard on the left side with the USB connector facing out the left hand side.

Step 4:
Open up the Joystick Module

Step 5:
Apply the foam square to the bottom of it. Stick the joystick module to the right side of the wooden breadboard with the pins facing up.

Step 6:
Open up the screen module

Step 7:
Put the screen module into the bottom breadboard with the leftmost pin (ground) lining up with the ground pin on the microcontroller. One pin on the right hand side of the breadboard will be empty.

Step 8:
Wire up the joystick to the microcontroller.

Pick one of the three buttons to go to TX
  • RST -> TX
  • SET -> TX
  • MID -> TX
Connect the rest
  • RHT -> RX
  • LFT -> D7
  • DWN -> D6
  • UP -> D5
  • COM -> G
Getting Started

How to Configure the Arduino IDE for the ESP8266

Installing ESP8266 Board in Arduino IDE

Installing the Graphics Library for the SPI OLED Display

ESP8266 0.96 inch OLED Display with Arduino IDE

Graphics Demo Configured for the ESP Game Machine