Parts list

Bill of Material

Check to make sure your kit comes with the following parts. Sometimes we make mistakes so double check everything and email [email protected] if you need replacements!
Image Name Description Part # Distributor Qty

gaming_atmega8_t.jpg

IC1 Microcontroller (preprogrammed when purchased in a kit) ATmega48v-10PU Digikey
Mouser
1

gaming_28pin_socket.jpg

IC1' 28-pin socket Generic DigiKey
Mouser
1

gaming_104cerm.jpg

C3 Ceramic 0.1uF capacitor (104) Generic Digikey
Mouser
1

gaming_r1.gif

R1-R16 100 ohm 1/4W 5% resistor (brown, black, brown, gold) Generic Digikey
Mouser
16

gaming_3mmgreenled.jpg

LED1-LED16 5mm Green LED Generic Digikey
Mouser
16

gaming_6mmswitch.jpg

ON/OFF 6mm tact switch button Omron B3F-1000 (or equiv) Digikey
Mouser
1

gaming_2aabatterypack.jpg

BATT 2 x AA battery holder Generic Digikey
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1

gaming_conwaypcb.jpg

PCB Circuit board Adafruit Industries 1

Schematic

Click on the schematic for the higher-res image.

Optional parts

If you're planning to make a really large array, or you want to make this kit work with the older Game-of-Life kits that had 9V battery inputs then here are extra parts you may need.
Image Name Description Part # Distributor Qty

gaming_7805_t.jpg

IC2 5V regulator

part #7805 TO-220 package

For older-version compatibility
Generic 7805 Digikey
Mouser
1

gaming_104cerm.jpg

C1 100uF/6V capacitor

If you're using a 7805, this will help power stability.
Generic Digikey
Mouser
1

gaming_104cerm.jpg

C2 Ceramic 0.1uF capacitor (104)

If you're using a 7805, this will help power stability.
Generic Digikey
Mouser
1
N,W,S,E

4-pin right angle male header.

For easily connecting multiple kits together. The purchase links are for 'breakaway' 36-pin header, so just buy one and break off 4-pin pieces.

Generic Digikey 1
N,W,S,E

4-pin right angle female header.

For easily connecting multiple kits.

Generic Digikey 1

gaming_6pinheader.jpg

ICSP

6-pin header

For reprogramming chip with new firmware.

Generic Digikey
Mouser
1
This guide was first published on Apr 12, 2013. It was last updated on Apr 12, 2013. This page (Parts list) was last updated on Dec 12, 2019.