Why Buy A Nintendo Switch When You Can Make Your Own With A Raspberry Pi?

Why Buy A Nintendo Switch When You Can Make Your Own With A Raspberry Pi?

To be honest, from a distance, you could very easily mistake it for a real Nintendo Switch. The biggest issue is that it won’t play Switch games, instead resorting to RetroPie — a combination of Raspbian, EmulationStation and RetroArch — for its gaming credentials.

Inside the device’s 3D-printed chassis is a Raspberry Pi 3 and an Adafruit PowerBoost 1000C for a power supply. There’s also a bunch of wires and other bits and bobs, but you probably guessed that. Or saw this photo:

Now, Foote has an Instructibles page up to show you how to make your own, but let’s face it, if you don’t know your way around a soldering iron, you’re going to be disappointed.

Which brings us back to the happy fact you can, you know, just buy a Switch. Not to take anything away from Foote’s efforts, of course.

[Instructables]