This Eye-Catching 3D-Printed Cyberdeck Puts a Raspberry Pi-Powered Retro Gaming Rig in Your Fist
A Reddit user going by the name of "willy_mcBoner" has shared a look at an unusual hand-held cyberdeck design, boasting a portrait display and a 3D-printed housing with carry handle — and it's designed with portable gaming in mind.
"I made it as an exercise to learn 3D design," the Redditor. "It's basically a video game emulator with some edge. This seemed like a good exercise."
Printed on a Creality Ender-5 Plus, the handheld board features an unusually portrait-orientation 5in HDMI 800x480 display with touch support directly to the right of a carry handle grip.
To the top are two 18650 battery cells, offering portable power, while a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ single-board computer is hidden under a cover with a radiation warning symbol serving double purpose as ventilation.
The system runs RetroPie, the popular Linux-based gaming emulation platform, and while there's no keyboard or other input device beyond the touch screen the Raspberry Pi's four USB ports — and its Ethernet network port — are exposed to the right-hand side of the gadget, making it easy to connect joysticks or gamepads.
More details on the project are available in its Reddit thread.