As directions state

  • I intend to make a video that shows me creating a working hand held, portable gaming device
  • I will post the video on the element14 Community by the submission deadline, 2-April-2018
  • If my video is one of the top 10 finalists I will receive $500 for my video


Additional information

Hi Everyone! I’m James, but most engineers know me as “the bald engineer.” I write a blog at, have a YouTube channel called AddOhms, and have written some content on element14.


I’m excited to enter the Hack like Heck competition. You can see my audition video below. As I mention there, I already started my build blog, so check out my first entry.



At least once a week I’ll post an update on my build status there. Basically, I’m going to build using a Pi 3, buttons from a SNES(-like) controller, and mill the enclosure in plastic. (I've got some 3d printer stuff in mind too!)


Again, please check out my build blog. I’d love comments on things I should try or helpful hints on problems I’m going to run into!


Good luck to everyone. I’m really excited to see how everyone’s build turns out.