Bring your retro-gaming console everywhere with you
Warning: Raspberry-Pi, case and Lipo battery not included
Do you remember the good moment we had with our old fashion 2 colors game boy? It was so funny, unfortunately it may be dead. Than to this pack you wil have a chance to revive it.
Adafruit did collect all the necessary parts so you you can assemble them into your own DIY GameGRRL.
GameGRRL is a DIY portable Raspberry Pi running the MAME and NES game emulators.
This is version 2.0! The project is updated for Raspberry Pi 2 or Raspberry Pi 3 and have more buttons (D-Pad, A,B,X,Y,L,R, pause & start). The game emulator also have the 4 extra buttons available on the PiTFT.
This portable game emulation station is powered by a Raspberry Pi 2/3 Model B and an Adafruit PiTFT display. You will need to make all the 3D printing for the case, the assembly and the software installation by yourself to get gaming. Adafruit offers a learning guide to guide you accross all the steps.
This PiGRRL pack includes everythings you need for this project EXCEPT the Raspberry Pi, the case, the battery, wires and hardware. You will need to use some tools for soldering, cutting and mechanical operation.
You will need to 3D print your own case (see the 3D printing guide for this pack). Don't hesitate to ask some help from a friend or a MakerSpace.
You will also need a lipoly battery (2500mAh recommanded), we can garantee that it works with the batteries available on our shop. Pay attention: using the wrong chimistry battery or wrong polarity can destroy your project!
The custom gamepad PCB will greatly reduce the build time of this project.
The PiGRRL2 is a DIY project fun to build. Keep in mind that it will not have have perfect audio/video/emulation capabilities!
Medium difficulty project
This project requires soldering operation. You will need some extra part like silicone wire, screws, and blue tack.
Many maker skills are needed to complete this project : soldering, 3D printing, Linux software installation.
This pack includes:
- 1x - PiTFT Plus Assembled 320x240 2.8" TFT + Resistive Touchscreen
- 1x - PiGRRL 2 PCB
- 1x - 2x20 pin IDC Box Header
- 1x - Adafruit Mono 2.5W Class D Audio Amplifier - PAM8302
- 1x - Breadboard-friendly SPDT Slide Switch
- 1x - GPIO Ribbon Cable - 40 pins
- 1x - Mini Metal Speaker w/ Wires - 8 ohm 0.5W
- 1x - PowerBoost 1000 Charger - Rechargeable 5V Lipo USB Boost @ 1A - 1000C
- 1x - 4GB Blank SD/MicroSD Memory Card
- 20x - 6mm Tactile Button switches
- 10x - 12mm square Tactile Button switches
You will also need, at a minimum:
- PiGRRL 2 (Adafruit, English)
Make a portable Raspberry Pi 2 or Pi 3 game console