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DIY Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Game Console (Part 1)

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Detailed information (pictures, schematics, config files,….) on Instructables:

Parts list (not complete, see Instructables for more information, affiliate links):
1x Raspberry Pi Zero:
1x NiMH batteries:
1x 3.5 inch LCD:
1x PAM8403 Audio Amp:
1x Housing:
1x Slide Switch:
1x 3.5mm Jack:
1x Potentiometer Wheel:
1x Speaker:
3x Tactile Push Button:
Raspberry Pi Zero:
NiMH batteries (I recommend Eneloop):
3.5 inch LCD:
PAM8403 Audio Amp:
Raspberry Pi Zero:
NiMH batteries (I recommend Eneloop):
3.5 inch LCD:
PAM8403 Audio Amp:

In this project I will show you how I used a Raspberry Pi Zero, NiMH batteries, a homemade over-discharge protection circuit, a rearview lcd and an audio amp to create a handheld game console that can play retro games.

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  1. I am still watching this video for 4 years now

  2. Gee, who would have known it was this simple! /s

  3. Can I use normal 104 Ceramic capasitor for rc filter?

  4. Can I use pin 13 and 19 for pwm audio, instead of what you gave in config.txt?

  5. Can we put i2c display on it? Does retro pie support it?

  6. I cant seem to get the recalbox os running on my pi zero… what version did he/you use?

  7. i wish there were more kits with dual analog sticks. i want to make a handheld for pc game streaming.

  8. I'm just wondering, why not using the HDMI port? You've got the video and audio exit already. Also there are circuits for battery management available in any voltage and capacity

  9. why is it so dam hard to use the effin Bluetooth on this stupid zero???? anyone has input on the matter? thanks guys i have the zero W and yes i have paired my headsets to it but fails to make profile and keyboard does pairs but if left long for without use it will loose connection weather im on wifi or not really sucks, i even bought a BT dongle for audio as it was marketed for audio and pssshhh nothing ….. im dead

  10. Hey, nice project. Can you tell uns something about the overall costs because there are sets for building such a device available at ebay for about 80 Euro….

  11. can you do a tutorial on a custom handheldOS (instead of an emulator)

  12. Why not use a HDMI display for superior image quality? Am I missing something..? Composite is practically the worst?

  13. Im trying to do this with my pi3b+ but I cant find where to solder the a/v wire to. Any help would be great because the only instance of you wiring iy to the board is on a pi zero and idk which port that is on mine…

  14. Ridiculously complicated. Why was I recommended this madness

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