The Agon Console8 is a close collaboration between Heber Ltd and Bernardo Kastrup, the original designer of the Agon platform ((The Byte Attic – The Byte Attic (@AtticThe) / Twitter).
Agon is a fully open-source 8-bit microcomputer and microcontroller in one small, low-cost board, built with state-of-the-art 21st-century technology. Heber has used an updated version of Kastrup’s Agon Light single-board computer platform (the Agon Light ORIGINS Edition) create the Console8.
A Modern System for Retro Coding
The Console8 system is made for those who want to learn, or go back to coding, and has the BBC BASIC programming language built into it as standard. Our aim is to use the Console8 to promote learning and educate people about coding and programming, angled towards the fun and creative aspects of software development, with infinite possibilities of what you can produce.
It’s easy and intuitive to use, whilst being a fast and powerful platform which allows users to make their own games and programmes, reminiscent of the ‘bedroom coding’ boom of the 1980’s resulting in some of the UKs best known computer games.
If you have ever wanted to learn a programming language, develop software or have some fun making games like those produced on the classic computers of the 1980’s, the Agon Console 8 system is for you.
Heber’s Console8 comes in a custom-made 3D printed case, with optional stand in two colours, beige or black. These cases make the Console8 easy to use and store.
The 3D print files will shortly be available on Printables.com, so you can create whatever colour or customisation you can imagine.
It’s Never Too Late With Console8