Build a fully customizable retro handheld gaming system with the MyPi Basic Kit.Designed by JessLGames, LLC. in United States of America
What is a MyPi? The MyPi is a Raspberry Pi based handheld retroarcade unit with a 5 inch display and stereo sound built from a modular kit with custom designed PCBs. Checkout the feature article ab...Read More…
What is a MyPi?
The MyPi is a Raspberry Pi based handheld retroarcade unit with a 5 inch display and stereo sound built from a modular kit with custom designed PCBs.
Checkout the feature article about us in The MagPi (https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/).
This is a Basic Kit
The following parts are included in the Basic kit:
You will need to source the following items to build a complete MyPi portable arcade from the Basic kit:
Note: the AV cable is optional and only required if you wish to display games on your TV.
NOTE: Due to Shipping Restrictions on Lithium Batteries, the Lithium Battery may be shipped separately from the kit.
Soldering skills are required to build the Basic MyPi kit.
You will need to install Retropie software to your micro SD card and configure Retropie. Instructions for installing and configuring Retropie are not provided. Retropie is available at: https://retropie.org.uk
Why was the MyPi Created?
The MyPi was created to address the desire for a custom handheld retrogame console with a large display and stereo audio. The 5 inch LCD is well suited for viewing games for emulators such as the Playstation and even older games such as the Intellivision. Driving games are particularly well suited to the larger screen. Driving games with stereo sound, such as Outrun, feel right at home on the MyPi.
However, there are times when it is more pleasant to play games on the big screen TV. The MyPi can display video to the 5 inch handheld screen LCD or to a TV. It is the ultimate Retropie case!
What Makes the MyPi Special?
The MyPi case shape was created to be comfortable. Sharp edges have been avoided and there are mo pointy corners on the MyPi. The buttons and DPad are directly from a game controller to provide the button feel that is familiar. Lastly, the MyPi was designed to be modular to ease assembly.
Connectors and modules were used wherever possible on the MyPi. The PCBs were designed to reduce wiring as much as possible; however, where wiring is needed, no more than 2 wires are required at each connection point.
The MyPi can also be used as a game console similar to an Atari 2600 or Nintendo. Simply connect the MyPi to the composite input of your TV using the included AV adapter cable and change a few settings to direct the video to your TV.
For 2 player games, add a Bluetooth controller and have a friend join a game of Double Dragon or another 2 player favorite. Enjoy hours of 2 player gaming on your TV or on your handheld MyPi relaxing in a recliner.
Enjoy the reactions from your friends when you tell them you built your MyPi yourself.
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