The latest financial results of Nintendo confirms what many already feared: the Wii U is dead. And although Nintendo swears that the production of this console will continue for a while, the reality is that now we are all waiting for the Nintendo Switch and details, plus the Mini NES aims to be a success in sales, So we do not think Nintendo is thinking much about the Wii U.
With this in mind, the time has come to find a new use for the Wii U, and fortunately, we already have the perfect candidate. It calls itself Banjo-Kazooie and created one of the most ingenious modifications we’ve seen, as it takes the control of the console and makes for a handheld console emulator.
Raspberry Pi 3 + RetroPi + Wii U
It was an obvious move; the controller of the Wii U has everything to be a portable console, so banjokazooie set that goal and got to work. Mention aside it deserves the fact that it is the command of the special edition of Zelda, but hey, we can do it with the normal command.
This work was not easy, since it required mount new components and make them adjust perfectly in command form, since the aim was not to change their appearance, which is supported by several tools including a Teensy 2.0 plate The connections, but the most complicated thing was to create the PCB, which had to be to the measure and in which it invested the majority of the time.
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Regarding the rest of the components, we find a Raspberry Pi 3 RetroPi for emulator functions, HDMI port if we connect to a display, headphone jack 3.5 mm, microSD slot, and a pair of rechargeable batteries Of 3,500 mAh each, offering a range of just three hours.
Banjo-Kazooie ensures that this change represents a cost of about $ 195, not counting the command of the Wii U. And if anyone is interested in this project can see the list of components forum SudoMod and all the details of the circuits GiHub.Tags: Wii U