Ludus: Rpi handheld game system

Portable game system based on Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 and the official 7" screen.

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A portable and open source game system based on Raspberry pi 2 or 3 and the official 7" touchscreen.

So, as you know by the title, this is a portable game system based on Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 and the official 7" touch screen.

This is not going to change the world. I know that, you know that. But it can change the way we play retrogames.

Feel free to comment and discuss ideas.

  • A render

    Luis Diaz09/06/2017 at 10:16 1 comment


    Just want to share a render of the V2.

    See you soon!

  • Working con V2

    Luis Diaz09/05/2017 at 14:20 0 comments

    I've started to work on the V2 of the system. 

    It will just have 18mm of thickness, so, it will be much comfortable to play with :)

    As always, any feedback will be appreciated.


  • Le prototype!

    Luis Diaz09/03/2017 at 17:08 2 comments

    Hi! Just want to show a little update on the Ludus first prototype. 

    I've seen that this size is too big to play comfortable. That it's why I'm going to move to a 5" screen instead of 7" for V2.

    Also, I'm going to design a pcb to join all parts together and make it easier to assembly as a kit. Hope to have enough space for a 3.7V 6600 mAh 3 cells lipo battery.

    I'm thinking about using standard replacement parts for the buttons (snes style, both the cross direction and abxy buttons) and add a analog styck from the psp 1000 (which it's really low profile)

    If you have any feedback, I'll really appreciate that.


  • Battery circuit it's installed!

    Luis Diaz02/24/2017 at 22:15 0 comments

    just sharing some pics of today work :)

    The battery charger and booster is installed (Adafruit's powerboost 1000C) along with the power switch and the two 3000 mAh batteries!

  • Osh park boards arrived

    Luis Diaz02/21/2017 at 01:00 0 comments

    hi! Just for your info. The osh park boards arrived and are installed on place :)

    After 12 hours at day job, it's time to go to bed and I can do much more today... So, in a next episode... I will solder the pads to the pi!

    See you soon!!

  • Hi!

    Luis Diaz02/05/2017 at 13:03 0 comments

    Just want to show you the first test print of Ludus!

  • New corporate image!

    Luis Diaz02/05/2017 at 08:27 0 comments


    Miguel Diaz has designed a new awesome corporate image! You can find some pictures in this project update.

  • The very first render! (and some other less exciting updates)

    Luis Diaz01/30/2017 at 23:22 0 comments


    I've finished my day job and go back to design table. I've managed to finish the back case today, so the project design time it's almost done.

    I've added the lipo charger (powerboost 1000C), an on/off switch and the audio amplifier in the back case. Also, there is some room for 2 3000 mAh batteries. (assuming a 1.5A current, it will be 4 hours of awesome retro gaming)

    The main things to do know it's to create shoulder buttons, created a way to anchor the screen to the frame (I'm thinking about something already) and create some holes in the back case to hide the m3 screws that will hold everything together.

  • More 3D design!

    Luis Diaz01/30/2017 at 08:25 0 comments


    I've been designing the top case, integrating the new button pad board and two holes for tiny speakers.

    Here are some pictures of it.

    There is a lot to do yet, but the project is moving on :)

    Talk soon :)

  • New button pad board!

    Luis Diaz01/29/2017 at 12:01 0 comments


    I've designed a new button pad board for the project. It uses an Alps SKQUAAA010 for the D-pad and 4 tactile 6-mm switches for user selected actions (actions buttons, select/start).

    Here is some pictures of the board:

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