Build Your Own Handheld “Game Girl” For All Your Retro Gaming Needs
But can it run Crysis?
Calling all makers! Do you like to play with electronics? Do you have access to a 3D printer? If so, you can make your very own DIY handheld gaming device, thanks to the mad geniuses at Adafruit.
The Game Girl (also known as the PiGRRL) is, in essence, a Raspberry Pi Linux computer in Game Boy-style housing, made with some scavenged components from a SNES controller. Though an 8-bit NES emulator is the obvious software choice here, you can run whatever you fancy on it. Have a look at the video below for an overview of the project, or head to Adafruit for detailed instructions.
I should also mention that this project was created in celebration of the Game Boy’s 25th anniversary. I feel old.