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PiSP Pocket

Posted by theluthier Apr 10, 2016

About 6 months ago, I stumbled onto the Ben Heck Show and binge-watched several episodes before deciding to try some hardware modding myself. Here's my first project: The "PiSP Pocket"! I.e. a raspberry pi crammed into a gameboy pocket. The Pi-inside-a-GBP isn't an original idea but I think the dual analog sticks is unique, at least in terms of execution. I was inspired by this photoshopped image.

The specs:

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
  • RetroPie 3.6
  • 2.2" SPI TFT display
  • 32 GB microSD storage
  • 3000 mAh battery with Powerboost 1000c (about 3-4 hours of battery life)
  • Battery status indicator circuit
  • 1 regular USB port, 2 micro USB ports (one for charging)
  • Original GBP power switch, D-pad, start, select, A & B buttons with additional L1, L2, R1, R2, X, Y buttons sourced from a TV remote (all interfaced via Teensy 2.0)
  • 2 PSP analog sticks
  • PWR and ACT LEDs
  • 2 mono speakers (no output from headphone jack unfortunately)

The rpi3 plays N64 perfectly, Dreamcast mostly perfect, and PSP surprisingly playable with a decreased frame rate. I'm quite impressed with the performance compared to the rpi2. It's been fun playing these systems on the nostalgic GBP form-factor. Though my adult hands get a skosh achy after a couple hours of playing heh.

Thanks for looking!


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