If you’re looking for inspiration on what to build from the Raspberry Pi 4 (CM4) Compute Module, you’ll want to check out StonedEdge’s Retro Lite CM4. A bespoke handheld game console powered by the tiny Pi CM4.
This same modder threw a Wii into a GameBoy Advance SP, so when we saw he was working on a retro game console powered by a Raspberry Pi CM4, we got excited. The creators call it the Retro Lite CM4, and you’ll instantly notice how much it resembles the Nintendo Switch Lite.
As you can see, this is a beautiful RetroPie handheld game console, featuring a 5.5-inch screen and a stunning anodized aluminum casing protecting a host of buttons and controls.
The Retro Lite CM4 also has all the specs and features one would want in a portable game console. The build list includes the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, 2GB RAM, stereo speakers, resin buttons, d-pad, dual-switch joysticks, and other controls. To keep everything cool, a bespoke copper heatsink and fan, not to mention the anodized aluminum frame.
You’ll enjoy all kinds of classic games on a decent 5.5-inch LCD screen with a tempered glass screen protector. The system is powered by a large 4000mAh battery capable of handling Dreamcast and PSP games at full speed. Plus, the designers say it will last around four hours, which is more than enough for some Mario Kart, God of War, or Zelda.
There’s also an internal and external USB port, mini HDMI for output to larger displays, USB-C for charging and data in/out, and more. StonedEdge and its assistant Dmcke5 were obviously inspired by the Nintendo Switch Lite, but the result has much more to offer retro gamers.
Although we’ve seen some great DIY handheld game consoles over the years, this is hands down one of the best. Although StonedEdge does not sell this device, those looking for more build details can head to the Raspberry Pi forum for all kinds of useful information.
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