Raspberry Pi Transformed Into A Handheld Gaming Console

Apparently unsatisfied with hacking regular gaming hardware into magical boxes of engineering awesomeness, Ben Heckendorn has turned his eyes onto the popular Raspberry Pi, the $35 credit card-size PC.

In a two-part series, the first of which you can watch above, Heckendorn tears apart a Pi, only to put it back together inside of a gaming handheld shell, complete with screen and buttons.

The final product, based on the 512MB version of the Pi, will run MAME in order to play emulated games. Parts of a Logitech controller (including the rumble pack) serve as inputs, while a camera battery provides power.

Heckendorn is actually holding a giveaway for the completed handheld, unfortunately, it's not open to Australia or New Zealand. Hot damn.

The Ben Heck Show [Revision3, via Digital Trends]

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Comments

    Is there a Youtube version or something of this video? I can't for the life of me get this stupid player (stupid player covers everything other than Youtube and Vimeo players btw) to load.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUZjzQuTNX4

      Subscribe to his channel - it's worth it!

    wow, never even heard of MAME,
    really good video, cant wait to find another use for my other Pi apart from being hardwired into my car running a few thing :P

      Now i'm curious, what are you running your pi in your car with.

    This is just amazing. Too bad my country is not qualified to join the promo as well.

    Anyways, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you guys a great resource for Raspberry Pi and its accessories. If any of you will be interested, here's the link: http://qavo.com.au/raspberry-pi/.

    Cheers,
    Jay

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