Solderless breadboard RetroPie gaming system uses a Raspberry Pi Zero

Here’s a great Instructable for those who are a bit put-off by soldering. It’s a full RetroPie gaming machine, with button controls, that uses a Raspberry Pi Zero. However, no soldering, 3D printing or laser-cutting is required – just some skill with breadboarding and wiring. It has a 2.8″ LCD screen and is powered by 4 rechargeable AA batteries. The controls are tactile buttons with special labelled covers and it all seems to work remarkably well. I’m not too sure, however, that unsoldered pins on the Zero will be entirely reliable. Some Pimoroni hammer headers would be ideal, but, of course, they don’t come in the extended length required by this project. It’s a great project, however, and if you’d like to take a closer look, visit the Instructables page.

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