Pico 8 Game Console

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This project will be trying to make a custom game console to run Pico 8 games

What do you want to get out of this project?

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A game console

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How can you run programs on a raspberry pi

Exploration

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Here is a google doc for all the parts we might buy:

3/17: We got a pi to boot up Linux so now we have to run Pico 8 on that Linux

3/23: We got Pico 8 running on the pi successfully

3/24: In Blender I modeled a preview of what I wanted my final thing to look like, here are some photos of that (sorry for the low quality and glitchy smooth shading)

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3/24: I started designing a system to connect the controllers to the box and to each other, here is an image

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As the final thing for this month we got pico8 running on a raspberry pi and it is controlled by a keyboard and mouse. We also printed some practice pieces and modeled some proof of concepts. The last thing we did is we ordered all the parts that we think we will need to complete it next month.

Production

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Work Product Deliverables

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Find how to run programs on a pi
Order all the parts we don't have
Look at other peoples stuff and steal parts they chose
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February 5, 2021

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We got to where we needed to be to finish it next month as long as everything goes to plan.

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