If you are looking to create a Raspberry Pi powered handheld console Adafruit has released instructions on how to build a new device that expands on their previous Gameboy style handheld that was also powered by a Raspberry Pi mini PC.
The new Super Game Pi as it has been called, is a 3D printed games consoles that is equipped with 12 buttons and an analog joystick together with a larger 5” HDMI display.
All powered by a Raspberry Pi A+ mini PC loaded with RetroPie software, check out the video below to see how it was constructed. Adafruit explains a little more:
“Unlike the DIY gameboy, this project uses an 5″ HDMI display instead of the 2.8″ PiTFT. Since the PiTFT is not an HDMI display, our earlier project couldn’t take advantage of the Pi’s hardware graphics accelleration.
With a 5″ true HDMI screen, the Pi can run Emulationstation so you can play just about any emulator. Ports and PC games are also supported as long as you can update the Pi to run proper libraries and dependencies. By default, the RetroPie image includes all the libraries to run a hand full of retro emulators (NES, SNES, Apple II, PC, GB, GBA).”
For full instructions on how to create your very own Super Game Pi jump over to the Adafruit website via the link below. Parts required include :
• Raspberry Pi A+
• TFP401 HDMI Driver
• 5″ TFT Display
• Analog 2-axis Joystick
• Cupcade Adapter PCB
• 6600mAh Lithium Ion Battery
• SNES Controller
• Stereo 2.8W Class D Audio Amp
• 2x Mini Metal Speakers
• 40-pin FPC extension
• USB Mini WiFi module