Building on the design of the first GamePi Raspberry Pi handheld games console, master maker, Raspberry Pi enthusiast and gamer Max Mustermann has released a second version of the design which was originally rolled out earlier this year. The new GamePi 2 handheld console is now equipped with dual joysticks together with a few tweaks to the speaker grill layout and includes a few additional buttons.
The latest generation of design now looks like a professional console you would purchase from a retailer and allows you to harness the power of your Raspberry Pi mini PC to enjoy your favourite retro games. This project is definitely on my list of things to make in the near future. Check out the video below to learn more about the awesome project and how you can build your very own.
For more information on the project and to download all the 3D printing files you need to make the handheld console which uses a 5 inch display jump over to the Thingiverse website by following the link below or the Instructables project page. “This instructable describes the build of a Raspberry Pi 3 powered handheld emulation console – I’ve baptized it GamePi. There are a lot of similar instructables for such devices but for my taste most of them are either too big, too small, too complicated or I just do not like the look.This is the second version of my GamePi device (I did not write an instructable for the first one). The main difference between the old one and this are the analog joysticks and some minor improvements”