You’ve seen the previous two versions, now mintyPi V3 has been unveiled, and it still retains the Altoids tin form factor, but with a few upgrades. The estimated total cost to build your own is around $140, and you’ll need to source: a Raspberry Pi Zero (W), microSD card (8GB or larger), a soldering iron with thing tip (63/37 thin solder), 3D-printed parts with the rubber buttons, and some M2 screws (M2x3mm ,M2x4mm, M2x8mm). Best of all, you’ll be able to buy many parts in a $90 kit to get you off to a running start. Read more for a video of the console in-action and additional information.
You could either use a cell phone battery or pay slightly more ($10) for an optional 2200 mah battery. The kit will have the PCB, L/R button board, power board, headphone jack, speaker, 2.6″ LCD Screen, the LCD PCB, and ribbon cable.
“If you don’t have access to a 3d printer, you will also need to purchase the 3D printed parts. It is unknown at this time what the price for those will be. If you do have access to a 3D printer, the STL files will be released,” said one person working on the project.