The Super Pi

The Next Guy

Sun Dried Cases
Feb 28, 2017
Washington State
Melted in the Sun
So over the last 2 weeks, I've been working on a project using the Raspberry Pi 3 as a portable gaming device. (Very original huh?) I made an attempt with it before using some really silly stuff inside of it: A USB SNES Controller, 18560s, RPI default audio... and so on. The final case thickness turned out to be 38mm, which is absurd. This time around I've done a much better job at managing parts and space. Features:
  • 192Kbps I2S Audio DAC with headphone switching
  • 5" TFT Screen
  • 3.7v 4000mAh Battery
  • Arduino Pro Micro AT32U4 for controller mapping and control
  • Raspberry Pi 3B+ for smooth emulation
  • USB Type-C Charging Port (Cause it's more common on my devices, 2.0 support only.)
  • Li-poly Charger/Step Up with Power Path
  • Modified Retro Pie software
  • 2 Watt loudspeaker, deactivated when headphones plugged in.
It took about 4 days for parts to arrive, case to be designed/printed, components stuffed in, battery conditioning, and testing. The Black one below was the original, put together in a rush so I could take it to the field. The white one was completely redrawn after I got back with more internal supports and screen lowered. I also replaced the barrel jack with a Type-C connector. You will immediately notice how much better the v2 case printed out. Pics Below


Comparison Between v1 and v2


Guts of v2, it slightly looks like spaghetti. Don't ask what v0 looked like with the 18650s


Nice top and front view, notice the external USB port and the headphone jack.


Nice Back view, notice the Triggers, Type-C port, Power Button, and SD Card


Bottom view with the screws in, they just out a bit but I like it that way. In case somebody spills water, it will flow right under the case.