Gamers and Raspberry Pi enthusiasts may be interested in this tiny pocket handheld games console which has been created using a Raspberry Pi Zero and a 1.44″ 13 pin TFT screen.
All 3D print files have been provided allowing you to create the external casing from your own 3D printer or order them from the likes of Shapeways if required. Creator and Hackaday member Moosepr explains more about the Raspberry Pi project and its inspiration :
So as you may know, I have a bit of an obsession for making things as small as I can. Now my last project was pretty small, the height was restricted by the height of the Pi zero, and the width was restricted by the width of the screen.
Now this works well, but it wasnt without its limitations. Firstly the controls were not perfect. using a 5 way navigation switch for the actions works, but it is not ideal, especially when you need to press more than one button at once. So I decided to move to buttons, and while i was at it, try and reduce some of the excess bulk to the device.
while trawling the internet i cam across Pico-8 which is a goldmine of retro games and fun. One of the limitations of Pico-8 is the screen size of 128×128 pixels. this conveniently matched some 1.44″ screens i have found while trawling the internet and the rest, as they say, was history!
For more details jump over to the official Hack A Day website following the link below. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.
Source: Adafruit : HackadayFiled Under: DIY Projects, Top News