Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Adafruit PiGRRL 2 Raspberry Pi Gaming Handheld: Make Boy

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

Adafruit made it easier to turn the Raspberry Pi into a retro gaming handheld by designing 3D printable cases. Now they’re simplifying the process by designing an internal component: a custom PCB for the gamepad.

pigrrl_2_raspberry_pi_game_boy_emulator_by_adafruit_1zoom in

Adafruit says its custom circuit board cuts the PiGRRL 2’s build time in half because with it you don’t need to wire the buttons. Just a (relatively) quick soldering and you’re good.

pigrrl_2_raspberry_pi_game_boy_emulator_by_adafruit_2zoom in

But the new handheld template isn’t just easier to build, it’s more powerful and versatile too. Unlike its predecessors, the PiGRRL 2 is based on the Raspberry Pi 2 and has four face buttons as well as L and R buttons at the back for SNES gaming.

Adafruit says it will release a DIY PiGRRL 2 kit, but for now you can check out the list of parts and files on its website.

[via Gadgetify]



Lumio Self-Cleaning Toothbrush

Lumio Self-Cleaning Toothbrush

Lumber Jacked Gym

Lumber Jacked Gym

Carving an F1 Car

Carving an F1 Car

Advertisement
Simulating Driving on Other Planets

Simulating Driving on Other Planets

Concepts from Future Past: 1983 Nissan NX-21

Concepts from Future Past: 1983 Nissan NX-21

Volkswagen e-BULLI Is a Classic VW Bus with an Electric Heart

Volkswagen e-BULLI Is a Classic VW Bus with an Electric Heart

Advertisement