Raspberry Pi CM4: A new project has transformed the popular single-board computer into a Nintendo Switch replica
Developers Dmcke5 and StonedEdge has developed a Nintendo Switch replica based around the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4). Supposedly a year in the making, the RetroLite CM4 also uses RetroPie, hence its name.
Additionally, the pair have used a 5.5-inch IPS display, a 4,000 mAh battery and a host of buttons that replicate the Nintendo Switch's layout. There are even built-in speakers and a bottom-mounted USB Type-C port for charging, data transfer and video output.
The RetroLite CM4 has a custom aluminium shell too, unlike the Switch Lite. Dmcke5 and StonedEdge claim to have built the shell in Solidworks. Beneath the shell sits a custom copper heatsink, a fan and an Arduino for controller input.
Currently, RetroLite CM4 is a closed-source projector. However, Tom's Hardware notes that the developers are considering making the project open source at some stage. You can follow the project on Bit Built.