A Tomy air combat toy upgraded with Raspberry Pi #RaspberryPi #PiDay @Raspberry_Pi @gathnobrain

Pi Commander is Adrien’s transformation of a vintage Tomy toy Sky Commander toy into a Raspberry Pi powered gaming platform.

You certainly saw the Tomy RaceCab, an arcade version of the Tomy Racing Turbo toy dedicated to racing games. It gave me an idea, why not doing the same for air combat simulation! Fortunately, some jet fighter cockpit toys where made by Tomy and others. I just needed to put Recalbox in it to create a Jet fighter simulator ! You can see it in action here.

Parts used included:

  1. – A jet fighter cockpit toy such as “Sky Commander”
  2. – An arcade joystick looking like those you can find on Jet Fighters
  3. – A Sanwa SDM-18 push button
  4. – A tactile push button
  5. – A Raspberry Pi 3A+
  6. – A 4″ 800×480 HDMI TFT screen
  7. – A Flat HDMI ribbon
  8. – A PAM 8403
  9. – A speaker
  10. – A cob LED
  11. – A female Micro USB connector
  12. – A switch
And some resistors and wires.
Some parts are 3D printed to adapt the display and joystick.
See the video above for use and for build details the post.


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