Open Game Station

by Longan Labs

A modular, open hardware gaming platform for classic 8-bit games

View all updates Aug 05, 2020

Why We Created Open Game Station

by Longan Lab

A Famicom cartridge and a Longan Card

Recreating Fond Memories

One of our most powerful childhood memories involves playing with our Famicom (FC). This memory is tactile as well as visual: both the yellow tape and the act of inserting the card have become symbols in our minds. Of course, we still very much enjoy playing simple, classic games, so the motivation behind Open Game Station goes well beyond nostalgia. Our goal with this project is to recreate one of life’s simple joys, and to do so with open hardware, open source software, and a modular design.

The original Famicom game system

Inserting a Longan Card into Open Game Station

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$25

Open Game Station - Basic

Includes a Carduino MCU board, an OLED display card, a buzzer card, a AAA battery card (but no batteries), structural hardware, and a quick-start guide.


$35

Open Game Station - Pro

Includes a Carduino MCU board, an OLED display card, a buzzer card, a AAA battery card (but no batteries), an extension card, a sound sensor card, a 9-DoF sensor card, structural hardware, and a quick-start guide.


$99

5x Open Game Station - Basic

Five Basic kits, each of which includes a Carduino MCU board, an OLED display card, a buzzer card, a AAA battery card (but no batteries), structural hardware, and a quick-start guide.


$139

5x Open Game Station - Pro

Includes five Pro kits, each of which includes a Carduino MCU board, an OLED display card, a buzzer card, a AAA battery card (but no batteries), an extension card, a sound sensor card, a 9-DoF sensor card, structural hardware, and a quick-start guide.

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Longan Labs

Longan Labs

Longan Labs is an international platform offering open source products and customized services for global makers. It is also a co-creation laboratory that connects customers to maker projects.


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