Raspberry Pi portable games console #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Great project from Adafruit customer Aaron! Check out the full build on Instructables.
Building this Portable Games Console is possibly the most fun I’ve had using a Raspberry Pi. And it’s not just the build that’s fun; I’ve now got a fully functioning games console, so I can play all my favourite old arcade games, on-the-go!
There’s a quiet a few other projects out there where people have done similar things and I’ve used them for help along the way. Projects like the Adafruit Cupcade and Ben Heck’s PiMAME, but these often have complicated powering solutions and can be pretty tricky to build.
The power option I’ve gone for is the PiJuice. It’s an integrated battery module specially built for the Raspberry Pi. It makes the whole project simple and neat and means that I don’t need to mess around with charging circuits and power converters.
I started off using the PiJuice when I built the Raspberry Pi Compact Camera, and that’s when I realized it’s potential to be used in this Portable Games Console.
Adafruit PiTFT 2.2″ HAT Mini Kit – 320×240 2.2″ TFT – No Touch: The cute PiTFT got even more adorable with this little primary display for Raspberry Pi in HAT form! It features a 2.2″ display with 320×240 16-bit color pixels. The HAT 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 of your Model A+ or B+ and fits into our case quite nicely. Read more.
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