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Raspberry Pi Zero used to make (possibly) world's smallest GameBoy

Barker's DIY handheld can not only run GameBoy games, but those of other classic consoles as well. (Source: Hackaday.io)
Barker's DIY handheld can not only run GameBoy games, but those of other classic consoles as well. (Source: Hackaday.io)
Hackaday.io member Peter Barker (aka "Moosepr") has used a Raspberry Pi Zero to make a tiny GameBoy-style handheld console that runs RetroPie games. It is so small that it is actually smaller than an original GameBoy cartridge.

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Hackaday.io member Peter Barker wanted to do something a little more interesting than make another Raspberry Pi emulator as many people have done before. According to his blog, Barker has a bit of an "obsession" with making things as small as possible, so naturally this was his target with his project.

The device is made from an 2.2-inch 320 x 240 screen, a Raspberry Pi Zero, two 5-way navi-switches, and a 200mAh battery. The result is a DIY handheld emulator that does more than the GameBoy, yet is smaller than an original GameBoy cartridge. It might lack comfortable buttons and a speaker, but it *is* absolutely tiny. And even better, since it is just a tiny computer, it runs RetroPie and other software. Barker shows his creation running Tetris and then Sonic the Hedgehog in the YouTube video below.

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Douglas Black, 2017-03-11 (Update: 2017-03-11)
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