Instructables member BenM19 has this week published details of an awesome Raspberry Pi Retropie portable tactical games console he has created using a rugged waterproof case available to purchase from online retailers such as Amazon.
The portable Retropie games console includes everything you need to enjoy gaming on the go and is equipped with a 10.1 inch touchscreen display, USB speaker, games controllers, Bluetooth keyboard and of course the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC loaded with the Retropie emulator.
“Have you ever been camping, and really wanted to play Galaga? Get ready for some good news. Behold the Retropie Tactical Field Unit! This is a portable Raspberry Pi laptop/Retropie setup, enclosed in a waterproof case, similar to a Pelican case. The screen is mounted on the inside of the lid, and the other components are stored in foam pockets in the main part of the case.”
“The trickiest part was figuring out how to mount the screen in the lid. I played around with the idea of drilling through the lid and attaching screws to the metal standoffs on the back of the display, but I didn’t like the idea of making holes in the case. In the end I decided to screw the display to a sheet of aluminum, and then use Velcro strips to attach the assembly to the inside of the lid.”
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- raspberry pi gaming system inside a pelican case
- retropie projects