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This Raspberry Pi turns into a tiny Super Nintendo

Meet your retro gaming needs on the go by transforming your Raspberry Pi into a portable SNES.

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Derek Strickland
Published Mon, Jul 27 2015 2:35 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

The Raspberry Pi has proven to be the fruit of choice for clever tecchies and inventors everywhere, leading to a fascinating array of technical creations that amuse, mystify and outright dazzle.

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The Pi Boy Portable is a prime example. Build using the Raspberry Pi, customized 3D-printed shell parts and a small screen, Thingiverse user Jooxoe3i has created a tiny portable Super Nintendo console built for retro gaming on the go.

The Pi Boy Portable build is inspired by a combination of custom eye-boggling inventions including adafruit's DIY Raspberry Pi Gameboy and Carasibana's Super Game PiSP, a PSP-shaped SNES retro handheld.

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Not being content with just one homemade Nintendo handheld, Jooxoe3i made the Pi-Boy Classic, which is a teensy-small Game Boy-styled handheld that plays SNES games and original Game Boy games. And since it's about 75% the size of an original Game Boy it fits easily into your pocket.

If you happen to have your own MakerBot 3D printer the Thingiverse forums have step-by-step instructions for every single project, so you can make your very own Pi Boy or Pi Boy Classic.

Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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