Adafruit has today announced a new addition to its range of electronic kits with the availability of the new Pi GRRL Zero Parts Kit which provides everything you need apart from a 3D printer case, to create your very own portable Raspberry Pi running MAME and NES emulators.
So if you fancy creating your very own portable Raspberry Pi Zero games console, and have a 3D printer available to create the casing which the project requires. Check out the video below to learn more about the Pi GRRL Zero Parts Kit which is now available to purchase priced at $60 direct from the Adafruit online store.
Adafruit explains more :
This portable handheld game emulation station is called the PiGRRL and it’s powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero and a PiTFT display. You’ll have to do all the 3D printing, assembly, and installation yourself to get gaming, but our learn guide will help you get through the process. The PiGRRL Zero is a fun build but it is a DIY project, it will not have perfect audio/video/emulation capabilities. In particular the Zero is fairly slow compared to the Pi 2 or 3 and can pretty much emulate NES-complexity-max games.
Priced at $59.95 the kit includes :
1 x Raspberry Pi Zero v1.3
1 x Silicone Cover Stranded-Core Wire – 2m 30AWG Black
1 x Silicone Cover Stranded-Core Wire – 2m 30AWG White
1 x Adafruit PiTFT 2.2″ HAT Mini Kit – 320×240 2.2″ TFT – No Touch
1 x PowerBoost 1000 Charger – Rechargeable 5V Lipo USB Boost @ 1A
1 x 8GB Class 10 SD/MicroSD Memory Card – SD Adapter Included
1 x Mini USB WiFi Module – RTL8188eu – 802.11b/g/n
1 x Break-away 0.1″ 2×20-pin Strip Dual Male Header
1 x Tiny OTG Adapter – USB Micro to USB
2 x PiGrrl Zero Button rev C single up PCBs
1 x Tactile Button switch (6mm) x 20 pack
1 x Breadboard-friendly SPDT Slide Switch
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