Adafruit has this week announced the arrival of a new product in the form of the PiGRRL Pack 2.0 and custom gamepad PCB which have now been updated to support the more powerful Raspberry Pi 2 Model B mini PC launched last year.
The PiGRRL Pack 2.0 enables those interested in creating their very own portable handheld console inspired by the iconic Nintendo Game Boy and provides everything you need including the files to create the 3D printed case.
Adafruit explains a little more about the newly revised PiGRRL Pack 2.0 for the Pi 2 mini PC.
This is version 2.0! We’ve updated this project for the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B with more buttons (D-Pad, A,B,X,Y,L,R, pause and start), and four extra buttons on the PiTFT.
This portable handheld game emulation station is called the PiGRRL and it’s powered by a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and a PiTFT display. You’ll have to do all the 3D printing, assembly, and installation yourself to get gaming, but our learn guide will help you get through the process.
This PiGRRL pack has just about everything you need to make this project EXCEPT the case, wires and hardware, and hand tools for soldering, cutting, etc. You will need to 3D print your own case – but check out our 3D printing guide for the pack so you or your friend can 3D print an enclosure.
With this update, we really wanted to make it easier to build. We’ve dramatically cut the build time in half by making a custom gamepad PCB. Just solder in the buttons and an IDC box header to the gamepad PCB – No more tedious button wiring! We also sell just the PCB on it’s own.
For more information on the new PiGRRL Pack 2.0 jump over to the Adafruit website for details and to purchase for $109.95.