Should you’re a fan of the unique Recreation Boy DMG, you’ve acquired to take a look at this new drop-in equipment from maker Zarcadeuk. This practice PCB works with both a Raspberry Pi Zero or Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, settling snugly into the unique or replica Recreation Boy shells.
Zarcadeuk is not any stranger to retro gaming, that includes a line of customized PCB merchandise on the market on the Zarcade web site. As well as, you’ll discover a choice of drop-in kits and add-on boards supposed for makers with a ardour for old-school gaming, together with this Recreation Boy DMG drop-in equipment we’re that includes in the present day.
Zarcadeuk has dubbed this DMG drop-in equipment the Zega Mame Boy full equipment. It features a foremost PCB for the Pi Zero to connect with an LCD display screen and button pads for enter. An extra board matches into the underside with audio parts and a battery charging module.
In response to Zarcadeuk, the equipment makes use of a 3.2-inch SPI LCD, a lot bigger than the unique display screen. To fight any scaling points, customers might want to use a customized theme for RetroPie to resize the video and rotate the picture to a portrait output. The equipment features a speaker for exterior audio output and an audio jack for headphone assist. It depends on a chargeable battery and has safe-shutdown assist, as effectively.
As a result of the equipment is for the unique Recreation Boy, customers will solely have entry to the precise buttons. On the identical time, it will possibly technically run video games for different methods; there’ll solely be two buttons for enter—excellent for emulating Recreation Boy video games and a few arcade titles, however not so many alternative methods that require extra buttons.
The greatest Raspberry Pi tasks are those you can also make your self, however Zarcadeuk saves us the difficulty by providing the equipment as a package deal accessible for buy. It presently has a price ticket of $47.21 (or £38.49). Try the official Zega Mame Boy equipment product web page on the Zarcade web site for extra particulars and buy choices.