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Portable Retro Game Console with 7.9-inch display

A Raspberry Pi-based console - Made for retro game emulation.

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This is my Raspberry Pi 3-based portable console, I designed and built from scratch.
The system is built around emulation and plays classic consoles like the Sega Megadrive, Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation and many more.

 Specifications:

DimensionsWidth: 277 mm (10.9 in)
Height: 134 mm (5.3 in)
Depth: 21 mm - 25 mm (0.83 in - 0.98 in)
SBCRaspberry Pi 3 A+
Display7.9-inch in 4:3 aspect ratio, 60 Hz 2048 × 1536 IPS LCD
AudioTwo 3 W speakers Ø28.5 mm (1.1 in), 3.5 mm headphone jack
BatteryLi-Po battery/8000 mAh (3 to 6 hours of game playing)
Power LEDWith low, charging and charged battery indicator
Storage16 GB MicroSD card

  

Size comparison:

  • 1 × Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+
  • 1 × LG Display 7.9" 4:3 aspect ratio, 2048 × 1536 IPS LCD.
  • 1 × Red & Green LED (3mm)
  • 1 × NeoPixel LED
  • 1 × Heat sink For the Raspberry Pi.

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JavaScriptMike wrote 12 hours ago point

I was looking at the design,  I would be interested in building this project myself.  Is there any way I can get the 3d print files for the case body?   Or is it 3d printed or purchased from somewhere else or what?

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c wrote 7 hours ago point

I'm still working on some adjustments on the 3D-files. I want to complete all that before I release them ;)

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Daren Schwenke wrote 3 days ago point

This looks like a very polished 'instant' project.  Documenting your journey to this point would help.  Got any build logs, stl files, or pictures of the inside?

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c wrote 7 hours ago point

Thanks. Unfortunately, the sd-card in my old camera got corrupted. So I lost all the pictures I had.

But I'm working on it :)

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fabian wrote 4 days ago point

nice but .....

1. i need usb c

2. i need small hole for rope

3. how writing wifi password? beybe add normal usb A?

4. how long this device working? if i can play 5h i dont but this device. I need 12h minimum

5. meybe put fpga for reducing power

6. where are rotor potenciometer? tell me how play in tempest with keys, impossible

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James Hall wrote 4 days ago point

You don't need much do you?

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c wrote 4 days ago point

1.
Maybe later.

2.
Sometime, maybe.

3.
You don't need to connect a keyboard to write the password to the Wi-Fi. There's an on-screen keyboard that pops up when you want to write, so you just use the buttons on the console ;)

4.
12 hours will be pretty hard to achieve with a display this big.
It would have to be around 20 000 mAh, and a battery of that size won't fit at the moment.

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ebaystudio wrote 05/17/2019 at 17:42 point

I see it for sale on etsy but will there be a DIY available. Can you release the STl's? Thanks

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c wrote 7 hours ago point

I'm still working on some adjustments on the 3D-files. I want to complete all that before I release them ;)

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antennas wrote 05/17/2019 at 16:53 point

Very nice! Please share how you drive the display and where you bought it. A lot of folks would like to build this as well. 

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c wrote 7 hours ago point

Thanks! I couldn't find the same model right now. But it was similar to this one:  https://ebay.us/TgBYhk

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Mike wrote 05/17/2019 at 15:24 point

Would love to get the CAD files for this and a parts list.  I am very interested in building.  

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c wrote 7 hours ago point

I'm still working on some adjustments on the 3D-files. I want to complete all that before I release them ;)

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A L wrote 05/16/2019 at 22:34 point

How are you driving an eDP panel from HDMI?

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c wrote 6 days ago point

With an adapter ;)

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Chris Barrett wrote 05/16/2019 at 20:30 point

What about Left Shoulder / Left Trigger ?=  LS/LT RS/RT

Or Left Shoulder 1 / Left Shoulder 2? = LS1/LS2 RS1/RS2

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c wrote 6 days ago point

Yeah, hopefully I can use one of them ;)

Thanks!

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l3oomll7 wrote 05/08/2019 at 04:08 point

nice project

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c wrote 05/09/2019 at 16:00 point

Thanks!

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Paul Henderson wrote 04/24/2019 at 21:28 point

Hey @c , can we get the 3D files for the case? I have most of the parts on hand and would love to give this a shot. Thanks!

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c wrote 7 hours ago point

I'm still working on some adjustments on the 3D-files. I want to complete all that before I release them ;)

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alireza safdari wrote 04/16/2019 at 00:08 point

If you want to commercialize this in future consider not calling the buttons L1 & L2 and R1 & R2. It may get you in trouble

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c wrote 04/16/2019 at 00:40 point

Really? Are those names trademarked?

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alireza safdari wrote 04/16/2019 at 01:16 point

@c I was under the wrong impression that Sony only calls them L1, L2, R1, R2. But apparently that is not the case (I am still not 100% sure). I did a patent search in sony products and Dual shock controller does not disclose the buttons' name: https://patents.google.com/patent/US6394906

I found an earlier patent that does disclose the name for the buttons: https://patents.google.com/patent/JP4036246B2/en?oq=6%2c394%2c906

But if all other companies are using L1, L2, R1, R2; I guess you should be fine. However considering that your device look very similar to PSP (the look), I would call these something else to be safer (take note I said safer and not safe) if there is a lawsuit in future

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c wrote 04/16/2019 at 10:17 point

@alireza safdari Oh, ok. Maybe I should change the names, just to be on the safe side.

Do you have any suggestions?

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alireza safdari wrote 04/16/2019 at 13:50 point

@c  If I am not mistaken "Right Trigger" and "Left Trigger" is another name widely used (I saw it last night in the result of my google image search). But I am the worst person to ask because I was never a gaming freak.

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c wrote 04/16/2019 at 22:41 point

@alireza safdari Ok, thanks! I will research this further :)

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alireza safdari wrote 04/17/2019 at 01:47 point

@c All the best. :)

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