A 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.
Want to revisit the golden age of PC gaming? Well now you can run Doom, Duke Nukem, Day of the Tentacle and many more via your Raspberry Pi thanks to a very clever MS DOS emulator!
Following are the code snippets from the session on PyGame I ran earlier today.
Don’t forget to stick with IDLE and Python 2.7 (unless you’ve updated your Pi) and check out these PyGame resources when you’re ready to move on to the next level.
PyGame is a HUGE framework so you may need some help finding your way round at first.
This post contains a range of resources and tutorials to get you started and comfortable enough with PyGame to start creating your own mega games!
Big news, Swedish development team Mojang have released their incredibly popular Minecraft for the Raspberry Pi.
Building on their runaway sandbox game for PC, Mac and mobile devices, the Pi version of Mincecraft allows users to “program” the game – enhancing the traditional block fest and giving player the chance to extend the creeper infested world in a fun and educational way.
You can visit the specific Pi Minecraft Blog for download and installation instructions.