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Arcade Game Workshop Launches This Weekend


Arcade Game Workshop Launches This Weekend


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Retro-cade, a free public workshop to create and play a simple arcade game, is set to open at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

The hands-on class will teach participants how to build a game using Arduino UNO, an open-source microcontroller, which was developed by electronic prototyping platform Arduino. This technology is based on the Microchip ATmega328P microcontroller, which enables users to create their own interactive objects.

One of the main tools is the 128×64-pixel single-chip monochrome SSD1306 I2C OLED graphic display. The project will likewise utilize push buttons, a breadboard, and a few jumpers. These will all be provided at the venue.

The session will be facilitated by Kristoffer Carillo, an enterprising designer and homegrown talent from the Industrial Design Program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB).

His experience includes designs and constructions of several MCAD exhibitions. He has likewise worked with diverse local and international contemporary artists, either directly or as a consultant.

His interests include electronics and 3D printing, mostly in conjunction as a mentor or fabricator for current Benilde Industrial Design students as he guides them in their thesis.

Retro-cade is in line with 30 Lives, an ongoing show that explores the powerful role of video games, board games, and moving images in contemporary life.

It is free and open to the public and is scheduled on Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

It will be held at the MCAD Multimedia Room at the Benilde Design + Arts Campus along Dominga Street, Malate, Manila.

Interested participants may register through