PiGRRL 2 – Raspberry Pi Game Console

Author: adafruit, published on 2016-01-21

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UPDATE 1.1 The case has been updated! Added new switch holder. New lip snap fits halves together, so no need for news! Removed screws holes for amp, Pi 2 and powerboost, just snap fit onto nubs! Added washers to prevent screws from puncturing case.


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Raspberry Pi Retro Game Console
This project takes the original concept of the PiGRRL and makes it more powerful, using a Raspberry Pi 2 (or Model B+). It’s about the same size but features more buttons (D-Pad, A,B,X,Y, L, R, pause and start.) and four extra buttons on the PiTFT. It’s sporting a small audio amplifier and speaker, so you can enjoy the crispy sounds of 8-bit goodness.

Easier to build!
With this update, we really wanted to make it easier to build. We’ve dramatically cut the build time in half by making a custom gamepad PCB. Just solder in the buttons and an IDC box header to the gamepad PCB – No more tedious button wiring!

Project Expectations
This project is geared towards beginners, but is still a big project to take on. This guide will walk you through all the necessary steps to wire, assemble and build your very first Raspberry Pi game console. It does require a good amount of soldering, wire tinning and good ol’ elbow grease, but don’t be discouraged! If your dedicated to take on this project, it’ll only take a weekend to make.

License: Creative Commons – Attribution

Tags: adafruit, arcade, Gameboy, PiGRRL, portable, Raspberry_Pi, retro, retropie, video_game