I know that RetroPie is capable of running PS1/N64 emulation, but I assumed that the Pi Zero wouldn’t have the guts to pull it off. After coming across a few of my favourite classics, I decided that the Gameboy Pi would be much more valuable to me if it could play these games.
I will now try and use the Pi 3 for this project, instead of the Pi Zero. The only challenge with changing is the size of the board is about 3 times larger, but I think I’ve saved enough space with the lucky LCD PCB to cater for the board. I will need to remove the plugs that are surplus to requirements, such as the USB and Ethernet ports which could prove difficult. I also need to think about the L/R buttons that I’ll need… but this isn’t of the highest importance so I’ll probably leave this to last.
You can of course continue to follow my guides/information and intend to use the Pi Zero, as from here on there shouldn’t be much difference anyway. I’ll do a “The display part 2” post to cater for the Pi 3.
Running total before changes: Â£30.45
New running total: Â£59.24