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This is a 1963 Sky Tourer car radio that I’ve converted into a handy portable retro gaming console. It has a Raspberry Pi 3 built-in, with 6 arcade buttons and a joystick controlling those vintage RetroPie sprites via a Picade controller board. The radio’s original volume and tuning knobs are the perfect home for the Start and Select buttons, keeping them handy but out of mashing range. Lighting things up is a Pimoroni Blinkt LED strip, which illuminates the radio’s semi-transparent dial with different colours, depending on the game console being emulated.
It’s a self-contained game system, with a sturdy handle so you can carry it anywhere and play wherever there’s an HDMI port! It even has an extra USB port round the back so that Player 2 can join in, or a keyboard can be connected.

Raspberry Pi 3
Pimoroni Blinkt LED Strip
Pimoroni Picade controller board
Picade wiring loom
6x 30mm arcade buttons
2x miniature push switches
USB Extension cable
2x right angle metal brackets
Nuts & bolts
Jumper cables”

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