When I first saw the PiGRRL released by Adafruit I knew that I had to build one, but I wanted to tweak it a little, then part way through my design process Adafruit upped their game and released the Super Game Pi!
But I had a problem, it was too large for my Printrbot! D:
So I designed this, my version of the Super Game Pi , which I call the Super Game PiSP, because I based the basic shape off of the PSP.
I had a few things in mind making it, namely:
It had to print on my Printrbot Simple Metal ( ~ 150mm ^3 volume )
I wanted to reduce the visibility of screws in the design ( my component mounting screws are internal )
I wanted a more rounded design
I wanted the battery to be internal
I wanted to use the Pi B+ ( and now it can use the Pi 2 B ! 😀 )
I wanted to use tac buttons , and not have to cut up a game controller PCB
So with those in mind I created this!
The electronics and setup are nearly identical to the guide for the Super Game Pi https://learn.adafruit.com/super-game-pi , except I used a Pi B+ , and tac switches instead of a hacked up game pad
I’ll post more detailed information later, but I want to get this released before I head to work!
Inspired by, but not directly derived from the Super Game Pi ( used it as reference for quite a few measurements )
We’re incredibly chuffed to see Carasibana’s Raspbbery Pi project – This is exactly the type of stuff we love to see! We release ALL of our designs with the intention that it will be customized. We always encourage you to customize it and make it yours. Making this project, specially to print on the Printrbot simple metal is a challenging problem that was seized and achieved by working within constrains and limitations. Very excellent work Carasibana. Thank you so much for being awesome!
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