Looks like Ben Heck is working on a new Raspberry Pi gaming device using the Raspberry Pi A+ and our Adafruit 2.8″ PiTFT. He’s using the Cupcade img and the Adafruit RetroGame to map buttons to the GPIO. Check it out, it reminds us of our DIY Gameboy project.
Ben sets out to create a second revision of the Raspberry Pi MAME portable gaming device. This time he has a better display, a newer Pi, and an improved charging circuit. In this episode he gets the Pi set up as a MAME device by installing the CupCade OS on an SD card, configuring the GPIO as game control buttons, and connecting it to the Adafruit TFT screen. Once everything is working, Felix makes a custom PCB based on how Ben designs the unit.
PiTFT – Assembled 320×240 2.8″ TFT+Touchscreen for Raspberry Pi
It features a 2.8″ display with 320×240 16-bit color pixels and a resistive touch overlay. The plate uses the high speed SPI interface on the Pi and can use the mini display as a console, X window port, displaying images or video etc. Best of all it plugs right in on top!
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