Building an Altoids Retro-Game Box

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Almost twins. The only differences are the location of the power button and battery status indicators, and a few wiring changes. These are cobbled together photos of two builds. Expect timeline errors. Don't try to understand time travel, you'll hurt yourself.


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Raspberry Pi zero bottom pads




40-Pin Raspberry Pi GPIO



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    Why use a batery? Use some capacitors and an ac adaptor instead of a charger? Its not a psp. It needs a full sized HDMI head so… only full monitors? which assumes that everywhere you go there will be an outlet receptacle of some kind.

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    I got to use this retro game system and found it to be outstanding. It has so many games that I know I will never be bored. My favorite game is Legends of Zelda: A Link into the past. The system includes Sega games and Nintendo games. The best part is that it can stay on for 6 hours, but charges for only 4 hours. I am surprised for how long it can stay on. I give it 1,000,000,000,000,000 blue ribbons. GREAT JOB ELIJAH!!! I cannot wait to see your next projects!

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      Thank you for the complements Daniel T. and Nicolas T. How is the box holing up since i gave it to you have you found any corrupted games or any new favorits, are you intresited in a possible upgrade maybe i could get it to play marathon or quake, online so we can play with online together.

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      thank you i hope your project with your son goes well, its been a couple weeks hows the project going you can post as a reply or maybe i can do an article about your build.


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