Compact retro gaming solutions built around the Raspberry Pi Zero have gained popularity, but TinyPi stood out by preserving the base device’s dimensions. Now, get ready to meet the TinyPi Pro, an upgraded version that takes the gaming experience to new heights!
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The TinyPi Pro improves upon its predecessor in several ways. It boasts a 240×240 pixel 1.3” display (up from 128×128), digital audio with a built-in speaker for enhanced sound quality, and a 400mAh battery with monitoring and safe shutdown features to protect the microSD card. It also includes integrated charging capabilities.
As Pi0cket, the developer behind this innovation, points out: “We took everything from the original Tiny Pi and just gave you more. We added: More Pixels, More Buttons, More safety, More simplicity, and More battery. AND Still kept it Tiny…”
However, the most remarkable aspect of the TinyPi Pro is that it can be assembled without the need for soldering.
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While this impressive kit comes with an $80 price tag, it includes the TinyPi Pro board and display, the battery pack, and custom-made Pogo Pins. These spring-mounted pins fit snugly between the Raspberry Pi Zero’s headerless GPIO and the TinyPi Pro board, eliminating the need for soldering. Once the two boards are securely fastened using the provided risers, all you have to do is supply your RetroPie image on a microSD card.
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With features like a D-pad, fire buttons, select/start buttons, and shoulder buttons, the TinyPi Pro offers a wide range of gaming options. It can run most 8-bit and 16-bit games and is compact enough to fit in your pocket. It’s essentially the perfect pocket-sized retro gaming solution, with just one minor drawback—it’s so small that it’s easy to misplace!
If you’re interested in purchasing your own TinyPi Pro kit, you can place an order on Tindie. Keep in mind that the kit is not yet available for shipping, as Pi0cket notes: “Pricing and specifications could change (although we’re hoping not!) The boards are currently being finalized, and then the casing needs to be designed.”
Once it becomes available, this Raspberry Pi project promises to be an exciting addition to your gaming collection.