So I know there are a lot of posts about portable Pi's and Portable gaming stations but I figured I would post this before I started spending money and get it all wrong anyway.
So the idea is that I want to build a postable raspberry pi capable of emulating my old game boy games, ideally it needs to be in a small form factor and resemble an original game boy, but i am flexible in its appearance.
What I have so far:
- The Pi.
-Soldering Iron and deSoldering Kit.
What Im thinking:
- This for the screen: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00H ... EKEXULHMZR
- This for the power supply: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00J ... UFHLIHCEI0
What I am having trouble with:
- The Buttons/D-Pad, I know ideally I need 6 buttons and a D-Pad to emulate the console but I don't know where to beginne.
- The case, Should I try and build my own using a project box or should I use some CAD software and have one 3D printed?
I took an electronics course at school but that was a while ago, but I have a fairly good soldering skill. And I have dabbled in Python programming but I have never done more than a few basic tutorials.
This project would mean a lot to me, mainly from the nostalgia perspective, I recently found my own game boy colour and started playing some of my old games, basically I would like to be able to play all of the on a nice screen with a quick and easy way of switching between them. Any help is appreciated. Thanks for reading.