PiPlay Portable

Build-it-yourself Retro Gaming Handheld

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The PiPlay Portable is a gaming system kit that you build yourself.  Based around a Raspberry Pi Zero, the PiPlay Portable brings tons of awesome retro gaming right to your pocket.  Designed over the past year, we are proud to present this device to the public.

All you need to build the kit is some basic soldering skills.  The components plug right into the soldered headers that you install.  It also means you can remove and upgrade components as they become available.

PiPlay Portable PCB – Custom made 2 layer PCB
2.4″ SPI TFT
AA Battery Pack  – 2 AA batteries provide ~3 hours of run-time.
12mm Buttons – 12 buttons provide all the controls needed for numerous gaming systems.
Headphone Jack – Portable tunes.

Playable Game Systems

The PiPlay Portable is powered by Retropie which includes:

  • MAME / Arcade

  • SNES

  • Genesis

  • NES

  • GameBoy / Color / Advance

  • PlayStation 1

  • and many more!