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.
- 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!