Kir13y
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Handheld Game Emulator

Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:40 am

Hey Guys! This is my first Raspberry Pi project and I was hoping that I could get some help.

Background: I want to build a small handheld retro gaming device. I am planning to boot retro-pi onto it. I want it to look like the Nintendo DS by having a flip up screen. I want the bottom to be a modular rack for two different modules. Mini keyboard + track pad (wireless) or the game controls (wired). I think that I will have a connector on the side of the rack where the wired controls will clip into. I have purchased the keyboard(Link 1) and the Canakit with the Pi B+(Link 2). I have started designing the case for it using Tinkercad because im a noob at CAD (don't judge me).

Questions: 1. Can you recommend a display that will be about an inch bigger than the Raspberry Pi (diagonally)
2. What type of filament should I use to print the case?
3. How can I make the hinge stop at some spots?
4. Is this even possible?
5. Does anyone have a circuit diagram on wiring up an on/off switch and some game buttons?
6. What connector should I use on the side of the rack?
[New] 7. I need a hinge for the two halfs that can stop at like 140 degrees and will stay at 140

Extra: I will be posting a link to the Tinkercad page with what I have designed so far. If you need dimensions for anything I have most of them written down and I can send them to you.

Links: 1.http://www.amazon.com/iPazzPort-Wireles ... i+keyboard
2.http://www.amazon.com/CanaKit-Raspberry ... i+b%2B+kit

Closing: Thank you for taking the time to read this. Feel free to leave any suggestions or comments below and I will be updating this periodically.

Thanks,
Kir13y
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Forgotten01
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Re: Handheld Game Emulator

Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:47 pm

Hey there! Just wanted to say that I am working on a project very similar to this, and that this is indeed entirely possible to do. Not really sure if the screen is exactly an inch bigger, but this is what I am using

http://www.adafruit.com/products/1928

I reccomend you shop around a little before you buy it though, there are a few that have different features such as touchscreen, or lower power draw

Also, do not forget a power supply, realistically with this screen you will have a draw of at least 1.2 amps
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Kir13y
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Re: Handheld Game Emulator

Fri May 01, 2015 2:47 am

Forgotten01 wrote:Hey there! Just wanted to say that I am working on a project very similar to this, and that this is indeed entirely possible to do. Not really sure if the screen is exactly an inch bigger, but this is what I am using

http://www.adafruit.com/products/1928

I reccomend you shop around a little before you buy it though, there are a few that have different features such as touchscreen, or lower power draw

Also, do not forget a power supply, realistically with this screen you will have a draw of at least 1.2 amps
Thanks for the response. Ill keep that one in mind!

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