RetroPie Portable Build Uses No Fancy Tools!

retro pie portable

RetroPie Portable builds are great fun, but lots of them make use of expensive tools like 3D printers and laser cutters, which tends to dismay — [Kaushlesh] proves you don’t need any of that!

To build his unit he’s using a Raspberry Pi, a USB controller, a 6 x 4″ project box, a cheap LCD screen, a hot glue gun, and various electrical components — you will still need some soldering skill to complete this project!

By modifying the case he assembled the control boards by taking apart the USB controller. Protoboard made for an easy way to mount his new buttons, with it simply hot glued in place. Quite a bit of soldering later and everything is connected. He notes you’d better make sure everything works as you go otherwise it will be hard to find out what’s wrong when it is assembled!

Future upgrades include a rechargeable li-ion pack and built in speakers (he’s currently using headphones). Take a look after the break!

Retropie consoles are great — why not put one into your coffee table?

20 thoughts on “RetroPie Portable Build Uses No Fancy Tools!

      1. i have an iphone 960×640 Display that speaks DSI i got for $10 … tho that would take some hacking about with the connectors and i have not tried this myself

    1. Because the DSI connector requires access to the closed source firmware in the Pi. The only thing that will work with the DSI port are displays that the Raspberry Pi Foundation decide to support. So far that is Zero as they intend to provide their own display board one day but so far no sign of it.

          1. because im replying to a comment on the internet not writing a memo, if you cant understand what i was saying without capital letters than you have a problem

          2. Onebiozz, I actually don’t understand what you were saying, did you skip some punctuation?

          3. I’m with Andrew on this one. Punctuation and capitalization really aren’t too difficult to use. I don’t see why replying to a comment on the internet should be any different than writing a memo with respect to being an effective communicator.

        1. i tried that once, it was almost as bad going in as out!
          They need to change there name it was very misleading

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