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Retroflag’s GPi case transforms the Raspberry Pi Zero into a Game Boy-like console that can play various titles through emulation. There have been many custom-built handhelds similar to this one, but now, Retroflag has taken all of the drilling, cutting, and soldering out of the build, since their case comes completely assembled. Simply install the included Raspberry Pi Zero-W in the cart (pogopin connector), put in AA batteries, and you’ll be ready to play. Product page. Read more for a video and additional information.
This design includes a safe shutdown switch, microUSB port for firmware updates, and the cleverly-placed L/R buttons. Retroflag’s GPi case is a tad smaller than the original Nintendo Game Boy, but it keeps similar proportions and styling cues. How long will it take you to build? Even if you’ve never built a handheld game console before, the entire process should take no longer than 30-minutes at most, with most of the time being downloading the firmware updates. More information.