PicoBoy created by Rahul Khanna is a DIY game console project, through hacker, It’s ported Aduboi Use Arduino Pro Micro to connect the handheld console to the breadboard Raspberry Pi Pico RP2040 The interface of the classic Nintendo Wii Nunchaku.
Khanna’s PicoBoy broke credit card-sized hardware Arduboy FX To the breadboard. We can see the 128 x 64 OLED screen connected to the Arduino Pro Micro and the Nintendo Wii nunchaku connected to the I2C interface of the Raspberry Pi Pico. Raspberry Pi Pico acts as the interface of the controller, sending signals to the Arduino Pro Micro through the MicroPython script and a series of GPIO pins.
Arduino Pro Micro has used Arduino IDE for simple pong cloning and powered by ATmega32u4 chip. You can also add and play homemade games downloaded from the community.
Recent development I saw that the Arduino core used to create Adruboy was ported to the Raspberry Pi Pico architecture, but Khanna claimed that the AVR architecture used in the Arduboy is not compatible with the Raspberry Pi Pico RP2040, so the Arduboy software cannot be used directly on the RP2040, so Arduino Pro Micro provides Part of the function, and Pico is used as the I2C interface of the nunchaku. In the future we hope to see all of this running locally on the Raspberry Pi Pico, but Khanna’s project is a step in the right direction.