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!!
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)
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)
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
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
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
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