A new project has been published to the Instructables website this week which transforms a RetroPie Zero interweave key ring games console measuring just 1.3 inches in size. If you are considering building your very own both Raspberry Pi Zero and Raspberry Pi Zero W mini PCs can be used, with the wireless version making subsequent set up a little easier but the downside is it will continuously drain more power from the battery. Check out the video below to learn more about the build and see the small keyring games console in action.
“I have some 10 mm x 10 mm tiny 5 V LiPo charge board in hand. It is small enough for this project, but the limitation is it only can charge the battery up to 50 mA current. A 400 mAh battery require over 8 hours for fully charged. Waveshare released 2 LCD HAT for RPi Zero, both have a tiny square LCD. The newer version have a 240 x 240 1.3″ IPS LCD. It is 261 PPI and within the apple defined retina display range (218 – 458 PPI). This resolution is capable to emulate many retro game console in the CRT TV age, e.g. NES at 256 x 240 resolution, we can cut 8 pixels from both left and right overscan area and make it become 240 x 240. “
For the complete project and full instructions on how to create your very own RetroPie Zero keyring games console jump over to the Instructables website by following the link below.
Source: AdafruitFiled Under: DIY Projects, Top News