Time to try to make something! This is something that happens to me when the days get shorter and colder. More so as I get older actually which is interesting in its own way I guess. As I get older Video games seem to hold less of interest for me which is fine, because I have the brand new family thing that is really kind of cool ( if you have the means I recommend it completely).
But anyway its dark and cold and I want to make something (aside from a mess, which less face it these projects will likely make one of those as well), this year’s case of the I gotta make something’s has brought with it a return of the electronics bug which may make for an interesting winter.
So what form shall my madness take this winter? Well I suspect there will be a couple raspberry pi consumed in the process.
Projects listed are in order of inspiration.
1) I will call this the Game-pi ( or pi-boy, or raspberry-boy I haven’t decided yet) the idea sits as this, take a gamboy color, remove all the bits that Nintendo put in it when they released it, and replace it with a raspberry pi, a touch screen and some internal storage, load up some emulators, and have some nice fun portable nostalgic gaming. I may use a supaboy instead, it has a larger screen, more internal space, and all the buttons I already want are on it
2) The portable: this is another portable raspberry pi project idea, I've got an old portable DVD player that died ages ago (why I still have it I don’t know). I want to turn it into a sort of portable media center pc, maybe include an IR remote, hack in a DVD drive and TV tuner and load it up with XBMC, bonus points if I can get Netflix and Hulu working
3) A Robot! This is in truth part of a plan to have my stepson not spending the whole of his holiday break playing video games, I am taking the week off between Christmas and NewYears and I’ve already picked out a reasonable arduino controlled kit that should be a lot of fun, I’ll blog about it on my other page.
I’ll post about these as I work through them over the winter, if I work through them, it is amazing that even when there is no reason to go outside we are still super busy.