About a month ago, the creator of Flappy Bird announced that he would be removing the game from all of its respective app stores (he later states that the game will be making a return). He claims that people were getting too addicted, that and the fact that all this newfound attention was a little too much for him to handle. In the meantime during the time that Flappy Bird was gone, we came across multiple clones on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
In fact if you recall, you might remember that we covered a “real life” version of Flappy Bird which was made using paper, cardboard, and some tech wizardry. Well the good news is that if you loved what you saw in the real life version of the game and would like to get your hands on one yourself, you might be interested to learn that its creator has turned to Kickstarter to launch the project.
Basically the Kickstarter will include all the materials that you will need in order to create this real life Flappy Bird game for yourself. This includes the guide book to tell you how to piece it together; the plug and play PCB; the electronics pack which contains motors, buttons, LED, speakers, and so on; and a construction pack that contains the materials you need to create the environment for the game.
From what we can gather, it seems that you should be able to piece everything together as long as you follow the guide book’s instructions. It does not require you to be an expert in electronics since its components are all plug and play. In fact the template used is interchangeable and new ones can be printed and swapped via its website.
Now the good news is that this Kickstarter project isn’t all about the profits. Instead its creator has indicated that for every Make Flappy Box kit that is supported, a portion of the revenue will go towards their outreach efforts at holding free engineering workshops for high school female students in NYC. If you’d like to learn more or pledge your donation, hit up its Kickstarter page for the details.
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