So Round 3 of the PocketPi FE Kits we have been working on are up for pre order now. Its a Gameboy Pocket Semi Modular AIO it has the following specs..
- Fast 320×240 high contrast ratio and high viewing angle 2.6” Screen. The size really helps make text heavy games like Pokemon so much easier to read.
- i2S Audio. The best audio you can squeeze from the Raspberry Pi. It’s also Stereo mixed into both channels rather than opting for mono only.
- On-Screen Battery monitoring. See exactly how much time you’ve got left to play with an on screen battery monitor and automatic safe shutdown when the battery gets low.
- Safe Shutdown. Switching the Pocket to ‘off’ doesn’t just kill the power, it safely shuts it down (This avoids corruption of SD cards that can occur with sudden power cuts. It also comes with a safety button that will cut the power, just in case).
- Optional Full HDMI out for connection to TV’s & Monitors.
- Wireless Charging
- L&R Shoulder Buttons, We have added solder ports should you wish to add back buttons to your build.
Pics of the PCB and a completed one are attached.
There are a few versions available:
- £4.50 + Shipping - A bare PCB which you solder all the SMD parts on yourself and make your own case etc..
- £80 + Shipping - A Kit version which comes with EVERYTHING you need except the PI and Micro SD card.
- £150 + Shipping - A pre built fully complete PocketPi FE
The BOM is already live for the bare PCB's so you can order all the components you need in advance for when they ship. The user guides and documentation along with the Software Images will all be released either before or on the date the pre orders ship.
Wermy also has made an awesome build guide video which you can view here
ROUND 3 PRE ORDER TIMELINE - OPEN
3rd Dec - 5th Jan - Pre Order Zone: Pre Orders Open - WE ARE HERE
10th Jan - Factory Order Zone: Order sent to factory
1st Feb(ish) - Delivery Zone: Factory Order Boards Arrive
1st Feb(ish) - 15th Feb - Testing Zone: All boards are tested
20th Feb (ish) Final Boss: Orders will be packed and will start shipping
Thanks again for all your support.
Hope you like them
X-Men VS Street Fighter (Arcade Fighter)
Marvel Vs Capcom (Arcade Fighter)
Sonic 3 Intro Stage Demo
Sonic 3 Marble Garden Zone Demo
Super Mario World
TIER 1 & 2PRE ORDER UPDATE:
Tier 1 has now started shipping, Tier 2 will follow soon, we estimate both tiers to all be funny shipping in around 2 and half weeks TOPS! ( the week of Jan 24th Roughly mall should be out)
Thank you so much for your patience and we cant wait for you to get them all! The guides, 3D parts STLS and the software Image will all be going online soon too.