• Ages: 6-10
  • $159.99

Arcade Coder

The Arcade Coder is a unique games console, combining play & games design to teach kids how to code using their iPad.

Requires iPad iOS 11+.

Not available in Canada.

  • Learn to design and code your own games!
  • 1 Year Warranty & Lifetime Support

Play pre-loaded games

Play classic arcade games. Customise them & make them your own. Up to 4 players.

Create pixel art & animation

Turn your ideas into pixel art & animations. Learn how to create the visuals for video games.

Learn to code

Develop coding skills by making games. Beginner to expert level.

Open & power up your Arcade Coder. Play with the lights 
right away.

Download and connect your Arcade Coder 
to the Games Studio App.

Play, code, create, learn and level up through different projects, games and more.

“Is this right for my child?”

The Arcade Coder is perfect for a range of ages, interests and experience.
KS1

Design & Technology

Design

  • design products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
  • generate, develop and communicate ideas through information and communication technology

Make

  • select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks

Evaluate

  • evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria

Computing

  • understand what algorithms are & how programs execute instructions
  • create and debug simple programs
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate digital content
KS2

Design & Technology

Design

  • Use research and develop design criteria
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate ideas

Make

  • Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks

Evaluate

  • Evaluate ideas and products against their own design criteria

Computing

  • design , write and debug programs
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work
KS3

Design & Technology

Design

  • identify and solve design problems
  • develop specifications to inform the design of products
  • use a variety of approaches generate creative ideas and avoid stereotypical responses

Make

  • select from and use specialist tools, techniques, processes, equipment and machinery precisely, including computer-aided manufacture

Evaluate

  • investigate new and emerging technologies
  • test, evaluate and refine their ideas and products against a specification

Technical knowledge

  • apply computing to embed intelligence in products that respond to inputs & control outputs
US CSTA
Level 1A:

Algorithms & Programming

  • Creating & Following algorithms
  • Use symbols to represent information
  • Solve problems with precise instructions
  • Debug errors in algorithms

Level 1B:

Algorithms & Programming

  • Compare & refine multiple algorithms
  • Create programs that include sequences, events, loops, and conditionals
  • Breakdown problems into smaller subproblems
  • Use an iterative process to plan the development of a program
  • Test and debug a program or algorithm
Tech Specs

144 RGB LEDs buttons

Silicone Button Pads
Accelerometer – motion control
Weight: 600g
Dimensions: 230x230x23mm
Compatibility

iPad Air onwards
iPad Mini 2 onwards
iPad Pro onwards
iPad 5th Gen onwards

Requires iOS 11 and up.

Hardware

1500 mAh rechargeable LiPo Battery that last up to 6 hours

USB-c Port

In the box
  • Arcade Coder
  • USB-C Cable
  • x3 Stickers
  • Games Studio iOS App
  • Board Game Insert

What are the compatible devices?

Here’s a full list of compatible devices with the Arcade Coder:

  • iPad Air onwards
  • iPad Mini 2 onwards
  • iPad Pro onwards
  • iPad 5th Gen onwards
  • Requires iOS 11 and up.
Where can I find the Games Studio App?

You can find it on the App Store by clicking here

What is the Arcade Coder?

The Arcade Coder is a 12” x 12” board with 144 multi-coloured LED buttons that are all fully programmable and controllable.

What’s the recommended age?

Perfect for kids aged 6 years and up, the Arcade Coder has a low entry point and high ceiling – meaning it can be enjoyed by everyone, kids and parents alike.

How long does the battery last?

The Arcade Coder’s battery lasts for 6 hours with average use.

Do you offer educational discounts?

We sure do! Check out our Educators page for more info.

What do you learn with this kit?

The Arcade Coder teaches kids the principles of game design and block-coding. Kids also learn the foundation of game mechanics, like speed and point systems through the Games Studio app.

How do I learn to code it?

Learn how to code, animate and design games with our Games Studio iOS app. It includes easy step-by-step projects. Via the Games Studio iOS app, kids learn about topics such as the principles of animation, chance mechanics and how to use sprites and block-coding to create games.

Where can I get the Game Studio App?

The app is available on the official Apple App Store. The app is compatible with Apple iPads supporting iOS 11 and up.

I have a question that’s not in this FAQ, how can I get in touch with someone?

Please feel free to drop our friendly Customer Support team a message anytime, they will be more than happy to help! You can reach them here.

Arcade Coder

$159.99

Design, code and invent your very own games on iPad. Watch them come to life on the Aracde Coder 🚀

Requires iPad iOS 11+. Full specs below.