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February 21, 2014 AT 10:00 am

Pi-Boy Combines A Raspberry Pi With A Gameboy Console @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

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Anton MacArthur from Retro Game Punk built a handheld console with a Raspberry Pi and called it the “Pi-Boy”.

This is not so much a build log as it is a retrospective of building the Pi-Boy. I shall describe the challenges I faced, the solutions I used and what I will do to improve in later revisions.

Challenge – Build a handheld console based on the Raspberry Pi.

Parts available;

  • 3″ LCD screen [12v]
  • Broken Gameboy
  • Pile of random cables/wire
  • USB SNES controller
  • 32GB SD Memory Card
  • Raspberry Pi

Intended outcomes;

  • Handheld
  • No keyboard required to standard use
  • Portable [only 1 mains power cable]
  • Child safe

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