If you fancy creating your very own portable Raspberry Pi Zero games console you might be interested in a PSPi Version 2 build which has been published to the otherMod website and list everything you need to get with full instructions on how to build your very own.
Using a old Sony PSP handheld console together with a Raspberry Pi Zero mini PC and RetroPie games emulation software, otherMod has built an impressive handheld Pi games console.
Features of the Raspberry Pi Zero build include :
– 4.3″ Composite LCD (This is from a backup camera LCD that I’m happy with so far)
– Completely gutted, only original parts are the buttons and button boards.
– GPIO audio output with Class D stereo amplifier
– Working miniUSB port on top
– The Sony Memory Card converted to microSD and wired to the Pi Zero
– Original power jack is used to charge
– Momentary press of power button turns the console on and off. Pushing the button when the Pi is on shuts the OS down and powers the system off.
– Controls wired directly to GPIO pins
– 2 cell phone batteries in parallel for extended play time
– Low battery warning LED
– Analog joystick will work! Uses an analog to digital converter.
Welcome to the PSPi Version 2 complete build page. Another dead PSP is being given a second chance. The main goal with this project is to spend as little as possible on the components. When possible, I will create instead of purchase, and I’m making tutorials along the way that should be helpful for any Pi project. This one will have all the same features as Version 1 and even a few more. I’m documenting every part of it with photos, and if anyone wants more information on any part of it I’m happy to respond to questions.
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