Thingyverse user MrGunnerman has created a new Raspberry Pi 2 portable game system which has been named the VertBoy. As the console stands vertically on a desk allowing for easy access, but is also portable enough to be handheld.
If you fancy creating your very own Raspberry 2 handheld game system, MrGunnerman has kindly published the 3D printing files that are required to create the external casing and hold the battery, Raspberry Pi and screen, over on the Thingyverse website for downloading.
MrGunnerman explains a little more about the design and inspiration behind the DIY handheld gaming emulator.
This is a handheld video game emulation station that uses a Raspberry Pi 2 micro-PC. The console has a vertical layout and uses tac switches instead of elastomers. I was really looking to make a portable console such as Adafruit’s Super Game Pi, but the shell did not fit on my Printrbot’s layout. I loved Carisibana’s Super Game PiSP idea, and it really inspired me to design one of my own. I wanted a console that:
– Is able to print on a 6 x 6 bed
– Uses hard tac-switches vs rubbery elastomers
– Has a vertical layout (like the old GameBoy)
– Easy to put together/modify and Uses the Raspberry Pi 2 vs the original models.
For full instructions and 3D printing files jump over to the Thingyverse website via the link below.