An Atari 2600 emulator packed into a plug-and-play Ms. Pac-Man game, using a Raspberry Pi Zero W
Everything finally works, I got games loaded up, and it's all nicely fit together. The onl;y real change I did was use a dremel to cut out the built in battery box (since I wasn't using it). This allowed me to squash everything in and make sure it all fits!
Finally, all the buttons are working, aaaaaaaaaaand... Recalbox requires a start button. I thus decided to add start, select, and 'trigger right' buttons (the latter being used as the hotkey button). I slapped a perfboard under the enclosure and hid the wires sliding them up through the battery pack. I might clean it up later, painting it black or something, but it looks alright for now.
Due to issues setting up the GPIO joystick drivers in Retropie, I have switched to RecalboxOS which has them installed by default.. I've also fallen in love with this OS. It's great. Give it a try!
Anyway, because of the switch, I have to use a specific layout for the buttons now, so I had to rewire the buttons to the correct input.
|Button||Original GPIO||New GPIO|
At the point of creating this project, all components are soldered and packed together. All that is left to do is install retropi and connect the GPIO buttons to keyboard/joystick inputs (and troubleshoot if need be).