I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. raspberry pi It is also compatible with retro games such as peanut butter and jelly. Today I would like to share another fun retro game project with you. It is made by a manufacturer named Cheat_Steve10. He managed to stuff our favorite SBC of his into an old box. Gameboy Advance (GBA) and also uses the original hardware for input.
This project relies on the Raspberry Pi Zero, allowing RetroPie to be used to emulate all kinds of games. The original screen has been replaced with an LCD panel, so you don’t have to find the perfect light source just to see what you’re doing. It’s battery-operated, so it’s portable, and it uses the original buttons.This project is similar to Zarcadeuk’s Game Boy Advance SP drop-in kit But more homemade and less commercial.
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According to Cheat_Steve10, this is actually the third version of his attempt to create a GBA Pi Zero RetroPie rig. He has been working on perfecting his setup since his 2020. In previous editions he used a GBA SP and didn’t have the hardware for audio output, so this time he chose the original his GBA which has more space for his speaker module.
In the original thread shared on Reddit, Cheat_steve10 explains how he uses the Raspberry Pi Zero W. This maintains a small power-saving form factor with the added benefit of wireless support. The screen is a 2.8 inch TFT display that connects via SPI, a USB sound card is used to handle the audio output, and the buttons work using his GPIO pins on the Pi Zero. Cheat_Steve10 confirms that a 1000mAh battery will give the unit about 2 hours of use.
As I said before, this is a RetroPie project. If you haven’t played with it much before, here’s a guide for you. How to set up RetroPie. The display module depends on a library known as Fbcp ili9341 for output.button input GPIONext Libraries – Open source Python tools.