Raspberry Pi Gameboy Pocket gaming console [w/video]
No one can forget the cute little Game Boy Pocket, a handheld gaming console of the latter 1990’s. Though it lacked a good display, now decades later Travis Brown has modded it to look even better. Not only that, it can also play games from GameBoy, NES, Sega Master System, Game Gear and other popular Linux games like Doom and Duke Nukem. To inherent this functionality Travis made use of a Raspberry Pi emulator called as RetroPie and for the display he used a 2.5-inch backlit full color LCD panel.
The handheld gaming console has 3 hours of continuous playback time all thanks to the 2600mAh lithium-ion battery that can be charged through the original power input. Travis cut down the original system controls, removed unnecessary components like capacitors and speakers to create ample space for the new hardware that he installed.
Travis managed to accomplish this techy DIY for just $140 which is quite impressive as this handheld gaming device now plays a hell lot of gaming titles and has a long lasting battery. But most of all it has a beefed up display that lets you enjoy popular arcade titles. Travis has posted the details of this amazing DIY on XodusTech, and you can also follow the steps to make your own power-packed handheld gaming console that plays virtually all the popular arcade games that made the 90’s era rocking.