By this point you should be able to tell I like pi, and not the fruit filled kind, the kind that is a fully functional credit card sized computer. Now that the PSpi is to my liking at the moment I thought it was time to start a new project. This time I purchased the new raspberry pi A+ model. Upon placing it next to a game boy cartridge on my desk I was inspired to make a battery powered portable with this "mini" pi.
The project will be housed in a smoke black reproduction game boy color shell (I don't like to destroy the original hardware). The pi will mostly slide into the cartridge slot (in case removal is needed, the PSpi screwed in) after light modification and connect to the components housed inside via the 40 gpio pins. The screen is a 2.2" TFT monitor from eBay that works off 8 gpio. I have also ordered some momentary push buttons to recreate the game-boy's default controls.
The pi is powered via 2 AA batteries that run through a voltage jumper circuit, maybe a USB out for charging phones or something for good measure. And finally the pi will auto boot to a game from a USB drive/cartridge. The code is written and I am now waiting on the parts to arrive from China, updates will come via my twitter profile.
The playstation pi has a new name!!! I left this project in the dust and recently uncovered it over the past year and remade the project. The project runs a modified version of the retro-pie project v2.3 with authentic PlayStation 2 controllers. I am posting the how to on indestructible soon so you can build your own. Below are some pictures of the project and a zip file containing the emulation station 2 theme (also works on the mac and windows versions of emulation station).
Today I decided to make an instructables account, I will post the steps you can take to make any of my current projects. By February I look to see LEGO USB flash drive, PSpi, and the new PI-BOY COLOR. Keep an eye out and mod on!