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A preview of the 'Pico-8 Cartridge Label for GPi' project

Pico-8 Cartridge Label for GPi

Skills

Graphic Design Printed Media

Tools

Photoshop Pico-8 Retropie

Overview

The GPi Case is a fancy case for the Raspberry Pi Zero that gives you a screen, speaker, buttons and battery in a design reminiscent of the original DMG-001 Classic Game Boy. I’ve got mine set up to emulate some old game consoles. It’s great.

As the GPi Case uses a Raspberry Pi at its core, you can use it to run more than just game emulators.

The Raspberry Pi plays Pico-8 games wonderfully (Pico-8 officially supports Raspberry Pi as a platform, too!).

I’d always wanted a dedicated Pico-8 console, so the GPi fits the bill.

I bought a second GPi cartridge to make a dedicated Pico-8 cart for my GPi. It contains a Raspberry Pi Zero W and an 8GB Micro SD card with a stripped-down Retropie that boots straight to the Pico-8 splore menu so you can immediately find and launch Pico-8 games made by the community.

I put these labels together using found assets and the Pico-8 logo. You can print them on paper and then just glue or tape/transfer them onto the cartridge case.

Printed dimensions should be:

  • Width: 39.5mm
  • Height: 22.75mm

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