Pico 8 Game Console

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

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A game console

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How can you run programs on a raspberry pi


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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)


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


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.


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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
February 5, 2021

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