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Picture of Wooden Raspberry Pi Handheld

Hello, this is a step-by-step instruction on how to make a wooden raspberry pi handheld.

Step 1: Things you need

Picture of Things you need

First you need a raspberry pi, no matter if you are using a model A or B. I used a raspberry pi model B because it has got more RAM. Then you need a screen for it, I used a 4.3" TFT car monitor. The screen should accept 5 v, for 3.5" or 4.3" car monitors are lots of guides how to make them working with 5 volts. And you need a USB battery pack, it should have at least an 1 A usb output. You will also need a micro usb AC adapter if you have no. For the buttons I used a snes usb controller. You even need an ON/OFF switch and some wires. Last but not least you need some cables, one with an usb female port, another one with a female micro usb connector, one with a female 3.5 mm headphone jack (I used some extension cord for usb, micro usb and 3.5 mm headphone) and finally 2 USB to micro usb cables.

You should also have some tools and solder skills.

 

How big is the complete build? Could you upload a picture with it next to something for comparison?

fernseher1 (author)  rachael.lipp.189 months ago

Hi, the whole thing had a height of about 3.2 centimetres. Right now I am doing a re-build because I want it to be thinner, when I am finished with it I will make an instructable for this too.

It seems a bit too wide, if you ask me a good portable should easily fit in your pocket, and i thing it would be easy to slim it into a gameboy sized (-ish) portable, because the only thing making it that thick is the screen

metroidfan1 year ago
Thank you for making this instructable, I am making a raspberry pi gaming handheld in an atari lynx 2 housing.