Is it possible to have more fun building your game console than playing it? And heck, maybe we can build a game console that plays more retro games than a brand new Switch! It’s certainly more open.

Here’s all the equipment I used or purchased (affiliate links):

– Weller WES51 Soldering Station: https://amzn.to/3izaxRZ
– Menda Alcohol container (for my isopropyl alcohol): https://amzn.to/3mybDym
– WS-5 Adjustable stripper: https://amzn.to/3agpzax
– Dowell Micro cutter: https://amzn.to/3li57MN
– Hakko long-nose pliers: https://amzn.to/3iDiJAO
– Hakko CHP 7-SA Tweezers (for SMD components): https://amzn.to/3DgJNNP
– APT 1mm 1″ Kapton heat-resistant tape: https://amzn.to/3oB4SP6
– AUSTOR Desoldering wick and solder sucker: https://amzn.to/3FruweY

Mentioned in this video:

– Null 2: https://www.null2.co.uk
– My Null 2 build blog post: https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2021/raspberry-pi-zero-2-powers-null-2-retropie-gaming-handheld
– RetroPie Weekly Build: https://files.retropie.org.uk/images/weekly/

Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/geerlingguy
Sponsor me on GitHub: https://github.com/sponsors/geerlingguy
Merch: https://redshirtjeff.com

#RaspberryPi #RetroPie


00:00 – Meet Null 2
01:19 – The build
06:02 – Getting software working
08:45 – Assembling the Acrylic case
11:03 – RetroPie setup and gameplay
14:00 – Things I like
15:31 – Things I don’t like
16:21 – Results and Outtakes