Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that would like to create a gaming system from the Raspberry Pi Zero may be interested in a new add-on which has been created by the team over at Adafruit and takes the form of the Joy Bonnet for Raspberry Pi.
The Joy Bonnet requires no soldering and is perfect for creating NES or MAME game system, although other game emulators such as the N64 require far too much power for the small system to cope.
Adafruit explains more about the features and specifications of the Joy Bonnet for Raspberry Pi.
Pocket-sized fun is the name of this game, with the Joy Bonnet – our most fun Bonnet ever (no we didn’t even think that was possible, either!). This Bonnet fits perfectly on top of your Raspberry Pi Zero (any kind) and gives you adorable hand-held arcade controls. Once you install our script onto your Pi, the controls will act like a keyboard, for easy use with any emulator or media player.
Best of all, this Bonnet is fully assembled – no soldering at all is required. You may need to solder headers onto your Pi Zero (or use press-fit headers) but once that’s done you’re ready to rock. In theory you could also use this with a Pi A+ or B+/2/3 but it wouldn’t be very hand-held.
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