lots of cool stuff raspberry pi A gaming handheld that has been around for years. We really appreciate Retro Light CM4 It’s made by a company called StonedEdge. This handheld is similar to the Nintendo Switch, but instead has a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 inside and runs RetroPie. Today I’d like to introduce a new accessory he made using Raspberry Pi components (powered by RP2040). docking station.
The docking station is designed so that you can charge your Retro Lite CM4 while it is in the station. StonedEdge says it works on his other Linux-based RetroPie systems as well. It also has a small screen so you can see stats about your play history and see game stats based on what you’re playing at the moment.
There are three main modes in which the screens switch, including a default splash screen, game history stats, and game mode that updates to reflect what is currently running in RetroPie. Charging is done using the USB-C port and the HDMI port provides video output.
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The unit is 3D printed and not only looks great, it’s also designed with access to hardware and ports for ease of use. The LCD screen is 1.5 inches wide and has a resolution of 128 x 128 pixels. There are also three USB 2.0 ports that can be used to connect peripherals. All connected to a custom PCB with an RP2040 processor.
StonedEdge provides details on the software side of the project. GitHub. When the system boots for the first time, the default splash screen is displayed. Once EmulationStation is running, it will start displaying basic system statistics such as CPU temperature and IP address. It also rotates by things like which games you play the most and how often you play them. Finally, launching the title activates Game Mode.
A lot of work went into this accessory and we really appreciate the time and effort that StonedEdge put into making this accessory a reality. This isn’t just a dock, it’s a fully functional gadget with custom housing and his own PCB.Check the original thread shared on reddit Let’s take a closer look at how this Raspberry Pi project works.