Introducing the Portaberry Pi Ultra my newest Raspberry Pi powered portable emulator console! It is the spiritual successor to the original Portaberry Pi with a host of updates and improvements to make it an extremely versatile video gaming machine. For more information check the quick start guide HERE.
The aim here was to build on my previous experience with raspberry pi consoles to make a sleek and easy to build console that packed as many features as possible including: full modern controls, large HDMI display, speakers/headphone jack and large battery life. This console should be able to take advantage of newer Retropie emulators including the N64 and PS1 as well as any older system emulator.
-5" HDMI Display
-Full complement of modern controls (2 analog sticks, d-pad, 4 action buttons, start/select, and L/R shoulder and trigger buttons)
-Raspberry Pi 2 Running Retropie 4.1
-Stereo Speakers and headphone jack
-4400mAh battery giving roughly 4 to 5 hours of play time
-USB micro charging input using Adafruit Powerboost1000c
-Wooden laser cut front and rear panels
For those of you interested in building your own I recommend reading the Getting Started Guide first. Following this check out the Build Log to get a feel for what the build entails. Finally check out the Bill of Material for links to all necessary components.
These instructions are in a very early state. Some detail is missing which I am working day by day to improve. They also have not had a chance to be checked. If you decide to build your own Portaberry Pi Ultra please be sure to check through the instructions thoroughly for any incorrect or confusing steps. If you find any let me know in the comments and I will work to correct the issue.
Modifying this design:
I openly invite anyone who wants to to modify/improve this design as they see fit. To aid in this I've added a zip file in the Thing File tab with a STEP file of every part of the case. All I ask is that modifications be logged as remixes of this design so that any improvements can be easily tracked and accessed. Also just gimme some credit if you can :P
GETTING STARTED GUIDE
BILL OF MATERIAL
DEMO VIDEO 1
DEMO VIDEO 2
DEMO VIDEO 3
Current WIP Documentation:
-Working to add more detailed instructions to the build log.
-Working to add more useful information to the Getting Started Guide