A quick hack to bring some retro gaming cheer to a USB power bank!
I’m working on a Retropie project at the moment, and want the end result to be as portable as possible, so that only an HDMI cable is needed to connect it to a TV. I needed a power source with enough stamina to run the Pi through a gaming session, but without interfering with the analogue style and portability.
The solution – embed an unused 2500 mah power bank into an old gaming cassette box!
This Guji power bank came free with my phone and was the perfect solution – it’s almost exactly the same size as a cassette box.
A few trims with the Dremel and the box was easily modified to snugly hold the power bank, leaving a good air gap around it.
It’s a nice little solution and only took a few minutes, but the power bank is now much more tactile and will hopefully fit nicely with the finished project.