If you have just purchased one of the newly launched and more powerful Raspberry Pi quad core mini PCs. That were launched at the start of the week, a Raspberry Pi games emulator might be worth more investigation.
The PiGRRL Pack kit created by Adafruit will allow you to transform your new Raspberry Pi 2 or older Model B in to a Game Boy games emulator with the minimum of hassle for $99.
The PiGRRL Pack is powered by a Raspberry Pi Model B uses a PiTFT display and comes with everything you need, together with full instructions on how to assemble the components and setup the required software.
All the Raspberry Pi games emulator kit does’t include is a Raspberry Pi case to finish off the setup, but if you have a 3D printer handy perhaps you can create your very own. Adafruit explains :
“For all those who feared their Game Boy days would be but a memory, worry no more! The Game Boy may be dead, but with this pack you’ll have a chance to revive it. We’ve collected all the right parts so you can assemble the guts of your very own DIY GameGRRL – a portable Raspberry Pi running MAME and NES emulators.
Please note this is a medium-difficulty project that uses many Maker skills such as soldering, 3D printing and installing Linux! You will need to 3D print your own case – but check out our 3D printing guide for the pack so you or your friend can 3D print an enclosure.“
For more information on the new Adafruit PiGRRL Pack jump over to the Adafruit website for details and the ability to purchase for $99 complete with controller and everything you need.