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Back in the 80s, when the digital world still seemed to need analogue protection, it was a great time for electronic toys. These days, to get a great electronic toy that isn’t something like a Nintendo Switch, you might have to make your own. Inspired by Matt Brailsford’s home brew Out Run arcade machine, Adrien Castel wanted to go a step further, and create a DIY flying sim. Here’s more from RasperryPi.Org and The MagPi Magazine:
“I knew what I wanted to achieve so I made an overall plan in my head,” [Castel] recalls. First he found the perfect toy: a battery-powered Sky Fighter F-16 tabletop game made by Dival. He then decided to base his build around a Raspberry Pi 3A+. “It’s the perfect hardware for projects like this because of its flexibility,” Adrien says.
The toy needed some work. Its original bright red joystick was missing and Adrien knew he’d have to replace the original screen with a TFT LCD. To do this, he 3D-printed a frame to fit the TFT display and he created a smaller base for the replacement joystick. Adrien also changed the microswitches for greater sensitivity but he didn’t go overboard with the changes.
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