Awesome maker, hardware modder and electrical engineering student at Iowa State University, Tim Lindquist has created his very own DIY Nintendo Switch console which has been aptly named the NinTIMdo RP.
The Nintimdo RP handheld console allows you to play both modern and retro games thanks to its included emulators. Powered by the awesome raspberry Pi the NinTIMdo RP system has been 3D printed and all instructions in 3D printing files have been Kindly made available for you to download.
Check out the video below to learn more about the DIY Nintendo Switch build.
For the software side, the Raspberry Pi is running the ever popular RetroPie along with the very slick EmulationStation front-end. There’s also a Teensy microcontroller on board that handles the low-level functions such as controlling volume, updating the LED display, and mapping the physical buttons to a USB HID device the Raspberry Pi can understand.
The Teensy source code as well as the 3D models of the case have been put up on GitHub, but for a project like this that’s just the tip of the iceberg. [Tim] does mention that he’s currently working on creating a full build tutorial though; so if Santa doesn’t leave a Switch under the tree for you this year, maybe he can at least give you a roll of filament and enough electronics to build your own.
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