If you have fancied making your very own Raspberry Pi powered handheld gaming console you might be interested in a new creation by Thingyverse member Carasibana that has been inspired by the Sony PSP.
a number of different Raspberry Pi powered handheld consoles have been created in the past but if you have a 3D printer with a small printing area this handheld console might be the perfect one to make.
The creator of the awesome Raspberry Pi powered handheld console explains a little more about its inspiration and functionality.
“When I first saw the PiGRRL released by Adafruit I knew that I had to build one, but I wanted to tweak it a little, then part way through my design process Adafruit upped their game and released the Super Game Pi!
But I had a problem, it was too large for my Printrbot! D:
So I designed this, my version of the Super Game Pi , which I call the Super Game PiSP, because I based the basic shape off of the PSP. I had a few things in mind making it, namely:
• It had to print on my Printrbot Simple Metal ( ~ 150mm ^3 volume )
• I wanted to reduce the visibility of screws in the design ( my component mounting screws are internal )
• I wanted a more rounded design
• I wanted the battery to be internal
• I wanted to use the Pi B+ ( and now it can use the Pi 2 B ! 😀 )
• I wanted to use tac buttons , and not have to cut up a game controller PCB
So with those in mind I created this! The electronics and setup are nearly identical to the guide for the Super Game Pi , except I used a Pi B+ , and tac switches instead of a hacked up game pad.”