Never mind a GameBoy, the PiGrrl is where it’s at for handheld, Pi powered Gaming

raspberry_pi_hero-pigrrl2-outsideA simple project (some soldering) takes a Raspberry Pi 2 and some clever inner electronics to create a perfectly formed, hand-held retro gaming system.

Featuring more buttons than the Nintendo original (D-Pad, A,B,X,Y, L, R, pause and start) and a the PiTFT (with four extra buttons), it also includes a small audio amplifier and speaker, so you can enjoy the crispy sounds of 8-bit goodness.

Get the part list and the build instructions over at Adafruit.

Raspberry Pi (and camera module) as low-cost HD surveillance camera

F3ES8QYHO7X6PPL.LARGEInstrutables user Scavix has put together this great step by step guide on building a networked, HD surveillance camera using the Pi and associated components.

Features include:

  • Network access to live video
  • Storage & upload of recorded video
  • Motion detection & alerting
  • Night vision (with the IR camera & lights)
  • All weather housing
  • More

The housing is up to you but the rest is standard Pi components and the Raspian operating system.

(via Lifehacker)