Raspberry Pi's Smallest Game Emulation Built; Breakthrough Feat Unimpressive


A Game Boy sized Raspberry emulation has been built. While this can be considered an impressive feat because it's the first time that Raspberry Pi Zero was used to build the tiniest Game Boy in existence, some developers remained cool about it to the level of subzero.

Peter Barker succeeded in creating the smallest Game Boy with the use of Raspberry Pi Zero. He did so with a $10 budget, as Liliputing reported, using 2.2 inch and 320 x 240 pixel LCD display. The project also used a 200 mAh battery.

Its small size made it impossible for other toggle buttons to be included, which is why Baker made use of a navigation system that's only 2-5 switches. There's a D-Pad and another switch that lets you move to the right buttons.

The Raspberry Pi project lets players play games from other classic consoles. It also allows video watching and more. When the Raspberry Pi Zero W was launched last month, it reminded the world just how small a computer can be, PC Mag reported, and now the world gets to see how it can create the smallest Game Boy emulator.

But not every one is impressed of course, especially because Barker has not found a way to put audio into his home-brewed project. A user named "darkspr!te" said, as Hackaday reported, that Barker use a USB sound card to fix is audio issue instead. Localhost also commented on the ugly form of the Game Boy emulator and said a PS-like pad would allow an appropriate controller.

Barker has not yet perfected the audio of his Raspberry Pi project. What he did was use piezo transducers, which are thin in size but loud in sound, and which are commonly used in greeting cards.

Nevertheless, Barker's Raspberry Pi Zero Game Boy simulator is one that every developer should keep an eye on, especially if the cheap piezo solution works.

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