Proudly designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom.
Please note:- This is a pre-order listing for the next batch of Agon Console8 systems and joypads expected towards the end of the year. We will ship as soon as possible.
If you are a customer in the USA, please check back here again in a short while. We are currently finishing off FCC approvals for the Agon Console8. Once finished this will enable ordering and shipping to the USA as soon as FCC is completed and certified. Apologies for the delay.
The Agon 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.
Agon Console8 promotes learning and education about coding and programming, angled towards the fun and creative aspects of software development, gaming and software structure. It’s easy and intuitive to use, whilst being a fast and powerful platform which allows users to make their own games and application programs.
The Agon Console8 builds on the Agon platform, which is a fully open-source 8-bit microcomputer and microcontroller in one small, low-cost board, built with modern technology.
The Agon Console8 is a close collaboration between Heber Ltd and the original designer of the Agon platform, Bernardo Kastrup. For more information about the Console8 and the Agon platform please visit Heber.co.uk
Neil has also produced a video all about the Agon ecosystem and our Agon Console8 system, please see below -
The Agon Console8 comes with a custom 3D printed enclosure
- VGA screen output
- Keyboard and mouse input
- Dual Gamepad inputs (Player 1 & 2)
- Sound output
- Easy to use system
- Built in protection against short circuits
- Support for simultaneous devices e.g., two players or joystick and mouse
- Upgradable firmware to add future device support and updates
- Agon community for support and development
- Built to a high standard by Heber Ltd and thoroughly tested before shipping
Technical overview -
The Agon Console8 is a single board computer designed around an eZ80 8bit CPU running at ~18Mhz.
The eZ80 CPU has a high-speed serial link to a dedicated ESP32-PICO-D4 microcontroller that handles the Video output, audio and connections for keyboard and mouse.
Internal program storage is provided by a microSD card formatted with FAT32.
Firmware (MOS/BIOS) has the ability to self-update from the micro SD card. Further firmware documentation can be found here
The Agon Console8 User manual can be found here - Agon Console8 – Heber Ltd.
What you will receive: (Deluxe full kit).
- Assembled Agon Console8 PCB
- 3D Printed enclosure
- Agon Console8 compatible USB (PS/2) keyboard
- USB A-B cable for power
- Agon Console8 Joypad - assembled with vinyl sticker applied - This Joypad will also work with other classic computer and console systems that use the 9pin Dtype connection.
- 4GB micro SD MLC by Transcend
- Agon Console8 vertical stand
- Full Agon Console8 vinyl sticker set - applied
All enclosures are 3D printed in house on our 3D printer farm under the guidance of designer Richard Horne. Richard is an expert in the 3D printing field and author of “3D Printing for Dummies” 3rd Edition.
Please note: colours may differ from those shown due to different filament batches, varying lighting conditions and/or device settings.
All other items shown in images are for illustration only and are not part of what you will receive in this listing.
If you would like to further enhance the 3D printed enclosure, a range of printed vinyl finishes are available from our friends at retrofied.uk
Orders will be shipped within 2-3 weeks of order being placed. Items will be shipped together if multiple items are purchased. When an item is pre-ordered, any other items in the order will be shipped with the pre-order product.
The Retro Collective
The Retro Collective is a vintage technology community hosting interactive museums and exhibition spaces based in Chalford, just outside Stroud in the heart of the Cotswolds in the UK.
Situated in a beautiful 18th century mill, The Retro Collective comprises Heber Ltd, and electronics design company, The Cave, a retro computer museum, and Arcade Archive, a classic video arcade museum.
A proportion of selected product sales goes towards supporting our hands-on museums at the Retro Collective. Thank you for your support. For more information visit The Retro Collective.
This product is designed and manufactured by Heber Ltd.
Heber have 40 years’ experience at the forefront of electronics design and production and are leading suppliers of gaming controllers and gaming peripherals.
Heber also provides a bespoke design consultancy service which takes products from the earliest of concepts right through to volume manufacture. We can help at any or all of the stages depending on your needs.
With over 4 million Heber control systems in the world, we have established a reputation of designing innovative electronics and bespoke designs to deliver exactly what our clients need. If you have any ideas you’d like to see made reality visit heber.co.uk for more information.