Hi, guys! Hope you’re doing fine!
A friend of mine showed me a video of a wonderful tiny project called mintyPi and it’s a portable console fitted into a tin of mints!
I was blown away by how cool and stylish the project looks!
It is based on Raspberry Pi Zero W with a bunch of custom parts and circuit boards. It is running RetroPie OS which means that you’re able to play a lot of games on a bunch of retro systems.
And now I really want to make such device myself.
The developer opened preorders for all the needed custom parts: buttons, plastic casing, internal boards, and screen, but the total price is a bit higher than I expected.
I would love to build it but can’t afford to buy all the components at once.
I made a handy table with all the required components and their prices:
|Plastic parts: face plates, buttons, hole guide||$53.67|
|Circuit boards and screen||$48.35|
|Raspberry Pi Zero W (basic kit)||$26.68|
|USB sound card||$3.79|
|Tin of mints||$6.90|
You can see that the total price of a single console is around $170.
The goal is set to $251 since this is the minimum amount allowed by the service.
So I would like to ask you guys to help me with this.
Here’s what I would like to offer: I am opening a crowdfunding campaign to gather the required amount and in return I’m making a video of me getting all the parts together and assembling the device!
In the video I will be unpacking all the parcels, assembling the parts together, and, hopefully, playing some games on it. Wow! I’m sure it will be fun to see!
I will also make the video available one week earlier to the donators!
So if you want to participate, please use the "Donate now" button.
As soon as the project is funded I will stop the campaign. I will also post updates on the project with photos and additional details here and on my blog: http://games.kel.mn
What do you guys think of this idea? Would you like to help me and take a part it the project? Would you like to have a similar device?
Please let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Thank you for your support!