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Hi folks

Im new to Pico-8, but have been playing with the raspberry pi for a while.

My latest project has a pi zero, screen, battery, and some basic controls all smushed together as small as possible. I spent an hour the other day playing with pico-8 on it, and i can say, im hooked!!

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P#38212 2017-03-13 09:59 ( Edited 2017-11-16 22:09)

Hello! What a nice device :) . I can't say from the photo but is the left button controller also a joy-trigger? If so it can be impossible to play some games where you need to press 2 buttons simultaneously

P#38213 2017-03-13 10:35 ( Edited 2017-03-13 14:35)

thanks :) both control buttons are little 5 way joysticks (up,down,left,right, and center click)

got the left one for the 'directions', and the right one for 'actions'. you can press 2 things at once, but only if they are next to each other (like up and left for example)

P#38214 2017-03-13 10:49 ( Edited 2017-03-13 14:49)

Nice. I've got several Pi's for various tasks and recently got a "Pi Zero W" for the sole purpose of making a portable PICO-8 device... some day! :o)

I just wish the PiBoy Zero kits weren't so damn expensive, as that's pretty much what I'm aiming for (small enough to fit in pocket!)

Good luck with your project! ;o)

P#38215 2017-03-13 14:50 ( Edited 2017-03-13 18:50)

Well the sum of all the parts to make this is only about $30 I did try and price up things in volume and that does lower the costs a bit. The screen is the hardest thing to source really

Would love to be able to make it into a small kit! Gaming pi keyring

P#38216 2017-03-13 15:04 ( Edited 2017-03-13 19:04)

can you list the components please

P#38218 2017-03-13 15:14 ( Edited 2017-03-13 19:14)

They are all listed on the project page over on hackaday along with instructions to get the screen working, and a link to get the board made

Will be adding some instructions for the buttons later


P#38219 2017-03-13 16:01 ( Edited 2017-03-13 20:01)

Do you get good sound?
I get super fast sound on Gameboy Zero :(

What about the keys?
What did you do to make those work?

Thanks :)

P#46365 2017-11-16 09:19 ( Edited 2017-11-16 14:19)

I did play with piezo transducers


They work, but it's a little quiet. Needs an amp and a noise filter

The buttons are like little joysticks, not ideal for action buttons, but it's workable. They connect straight to gpio and use adafruit retrogame to pretend to be keyboard presses

P#46384 2017-11-16 17:09 ( Edited 2017-11-16 22:09)

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