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  1. #1
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    PortaBerry Pi: Handheld Raspberry Pi Emulator

    Hi everybody!

    This is my first post here and I'd like to share the outcome of nearly a month of work (20 hours of which my Makerfarm 8" Prusa i3 did). Presenting the PortaBerry Pi, its a handled emulator utilizing (above all else) a raspberry pi, TFT display, and 9.6v NiMh battery. The case is 3D printed and accounts for the aforementioned 20 hours of printing.











    HERE: http://imgur.com/a/iMhbW#0 is an album detailing the construction of the machine.

    HERE: http://imgur.com/a/8ltCe#0 is another album detailing the interior.

    And HERE: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing is a work in progress bill of materials.

    The STL files can be found on THINGIVERSE: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:321624

    Printing done on a Makerfarm 8" Prusa i3.
    Material is white PLA.


    *Processor: 512 Mb Raspberry Pi Model B

    *Display: 4.5" TFT Monitor

    *Battery: 9.6v NiMh Pack

    *Controls: Custom, running on Teensy 2.0

    *Sound: 2 Mini 8 Ohm speakers running mono, or a stereo 3.5mm headphone jack

    *Operating system: RetroPie

    I hope you all enjoy and feel free to ask any questions you would like.
    Last edited by 3Derp; 05-05-2014 at 08:22 PM.

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    This is incredibly awesome. How many pieces was the case printed in, 2? Did you design it all yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry View Post
    This is incredibly awesome. How many pieces was the case printed in, 2? Did you design it all yourself?
    Thank you The case is 2 'main' pieces with multiple inserts. This was mainly to spread the risk of a bad print over multiple smaller prints. That way if I screwed up a measurement it wouldn't wreck a 7 hour print. If you want, have a look through the construction album (1st one linked), it shows how the whole thing came together. And ya its my design.

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    That looks awesome!

    I have been working on a retropie setup myself.

    With your controller. Do you have it showing up as a joystick? Or just an HID keyboard?

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    Very nice, working on a retro pie myself, hoping to have it a tad smaller.

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    Who have the code for the teensy board ? anyone willing to send the code to me ?

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    can you install a mame emulator ?

    I do have a spare r-pi b that is just collecting dust as i've never managed to connect it to a monitor and get a picture.

    If you could install mame and get a working copy of Nuclear Runner (my all time favourite arcade machine). I might actually put the effort in :-)

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    install a Linux Distro called Retropi, can be found here: http://www.emulationstation.org/#download this supports all emulators. and mame is one of them works perfect.

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    i just finnished making my joystick with 8 buttons and a teensy 2.0. it works perfect in Windows, but will not be detected in Retro-pie. have i done anything wrong? cant find it when i type lsusb or in /dev/input/ (no js0 there)
    would be awsome if you have the code for your jostick or tell me how to set it up

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