Pocket PiGRRL: is that an emulator in your pocket?

PiGRRL and robot

Huge, city-destroying robot for scale (Photo: Adafruit/ Ruiz Brothers)

Last year we went into full retronerd dribble mode over the PiGRRL, a Pi-powered Gameboy. Our friends at Adafruit have brought the project up to date with the Pocket PiGRRL. It has a 3D printed case and uses the smaller Raspberry model A+ plus a 2.4″ PiTFT HAT to bring the size down. Emulation is handled by RetroPie.

Adafruit say that “it’s easier than our previous PiGRRL build” and the use of components such as the amplifier and charger means that it’s suitable for a confident beginner—at the very least you’ll earn your soldering skills badge.

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When can you buy it

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All you need for this project is at Adafruit (all the parts are on the right-hand side, click them and find a distributer at the bottom of the part page if you’re outside the US)
It probably isn’t ever going to be available fully assembled – it would never pass the various selling regulations for electronics without some serious modification.

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I’ll be selling these soon, so if you’re really desperate to buy one, follow my shop. And feel free to message me with any questions: etsy.com/shop/ElectroniCustoms

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Thanks,

Now all I need to do is to persuade my mum to buy me one. £127.62, crossing my fingers.

Yours Truley,

Luke

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Love the picture of the inside.
https://youtu.be/dEdVEQqoIJQ?t=3m6s

I expected it to be crammed full but there is even space in there even with all that tech.

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I love this project. (Off to find a 3d printer…)

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Super Mario World requires more than 2 buttons.

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Maybe this is the pi verision

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If only the case were sold, my son would love this project. I just can’t justify buying a 3D printer just for it yet.

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@Brian You can use something like this: http://www.sculpteo.com/en/ or join a hackerspace for < $100/month. They have 3d printers coming out their ears.

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