Homemade RetroPie Gaming Device Modded into Wii U Pro Controller | #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
This slick homebrew gaming device was modded into a Wii U Pro controller by Finn Andersen. The layout of the guts inside the controller is really clever and the screen is upcycled from a car-reversing camera screen. A custom enclosure was 3D-printed using an online service and the whole thing put together looks really great!
I made a hand-held gaming console that uses a Raspberry Pi 3 and the RetroPie software suite to emulate old-school games from legacy consoles up to the Playstation 1 and Nintendo 64.
This has been one of my most challenging but also rewarding construction projects, employing a diverse range of engineering skills from power supply and audio circuitry, micro-controller programming and interfacing, CAD design, thermal management and embedded Linux. Here I’ll go through the build process and share what I learnt along the way
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