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, their prices and current status:
|Plastic parts: face plates, buttons, hole guide||$53.67||Ordered, delivered|
|Circuit boards and screen||$48.35||Ordered, delivered|
|Raspberry Pi Zero W (basic kit)||$26.68||Ordered, delivered|
|Battery charger||$15.04||Ordered, delivered|
|Tactile buttons||$1.10||Ordered, delivered|
|Slide switch||$2.20||Ordered, delivered|
|USB sound card||$3.79||Ordered, delivered|
|Tin of mints||$6.90||Ordered, delivered|
You can see that the total price of a single console is around $160.
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, here is the link:
And this is the progress bar representing the amount donated:
As soon as the project is funded I will remove the donation button. I will also post updates on the project with photos and additional details.
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 below!
Thank you for your support!