So I thought I'd start a thread for my new little project. I'm building a pc inside a Game Boy DMG-01 case(so it is retro related). It will be used for XBMC and emulators so I thought it might interest some of you guys here.
Anyway, I've decided to use the new Raspberry Pi system as its small but powerful enough for my needs and allows a lot of hacking and modding to the software and hardware side of things. This is going to be a Linux machine.
I've prepared the case already and kept all the original game boy parts nice and safe(this unit had a faulty screen but everything else was fine).
That small screen you see is a 2.5” 65K colour TFT LCD with a res of 320 x 240.
It might or might not work with the Raspberry Pi but is around the right size should I decide to install a small screen in this thing. The Rasp Pi does support some mobile phone screens (Nokia N9 and N8 for example) so if this doesn't work I'll get one of them. The screen would be wired onto the board and not connected via the HDMI connection.
As the Raspberry Pi wont be on sale for another week or two this is all just prep work but I have all the dimensions of the board so can work out roughly the best way to put it in the GB.
Got a batch of tiny and medium size screen in today(2" up to 10") for some other PC mods I'm working on.
Some of them are DSI compatible so might also work well with the Raspberry Pi(barring any driver issues of course).
Really need them to release this Pi so I can start testing