raspberry pi pico Handhelds may be nothing new, but this one from the maker known on YouTube as Phlash Thunderstorm is definitely a step up. Phlash Thunderstorm made this project pico hero. is larger than a module like pico system It’s by Pimoroni and open source for those who want to make it at home.
According to Phlash Thunderstorm, the goal was to create a unique interpretation of a Pico-powered handheld. You can find a lot of them online, but the idea here is to create a custom he forms his factor with a bigger screen, better speakers and a bit of artistic flair. bottom. The result is this impressive little handheld that can run custom homebrew games or even emulate other systems.
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In a demo video shared on YouTube, Phlash Thunderstorm shows Pico Hero successfully emulating a modded version of the Sega Mega Drive emulator. The original emulator was created by Bzhxx, Who made this to run on an ARM Cortex STM32H7 Cortex-M7 MCU running at 280 MHz. Phlash Thunderstorm was able to get this emulator working with the Pico Hero handheld.
This unit is powered by the RP2040 Plus module which is a regular Pico form factor with a few upgrades. The screen is fairly large for a handheld of this size, at 3.2 inches with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and connects using a parallel interface for better performance. Pico Hero has his three buttons, a power switch and an analog control stick. A 3-watt speaker is used for audio output, and a microSD card stores all necessary data. All held together by a beautiful customized purple PCB made for this project.
The project’s software was shared on the official project page. GitHub. Phlash Thunderstorm explains that the library is based on his Arduino and can be developed by simply dragging and dropping into the library’s folder.Click here for more information raspberry pi projectcheck it out in action on YouTube and follow Phlash Thunderstorm for future updates.