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Score:Zero is a super simple soldering project for your Raspberry Pi!
Manufacturer: Wonky Resistor
£4.80

Score:Zero is a super simple soldering project!

When the kit is built, it forms an NES-style games controller to fit atop a Raspberry Pi.

We've got an easy-to-follow tutorial worksheet to allow beginners to learn the ropes of soldering, and a set of example Python code that makes Score:Zero act as a keyboard or mouse in Raspbian OS. We're also working on support for Retropie which will be out in the next few days.

Score:Zero is designed to be super-inexpensive: you can have your very own retro gaming station set up for under £15.

You can download the worksheet here.
And a black and white, extra-printer-friendly version is here.
All our code is available on GitHub.

The kit includes:
 - One beautiful PCB
 - Two red pushbuttons
 - 4 black pushbuttons
 - 2 slim black pushbuttons
 - A 2*20 pin female header

There are also pads on the rear of the PCB for easy access to I2C, SPI, power and serial communications. 

The buttons are connected as follows:

  • Up - Pin 22
  • Right - Pin 23
  • Down - Pin 24
  • Left - Pin 25
  • B - Pin 26
  • A - Pin 27
  • Start - Pin 5
  • Select - Pin 6


You'll also need to a Raspberry Pi (A+, B+, 2, 3, Zero or Zero W), SD card, mouse, power supply, keyboard and monitor.

Please note: Score:Zero does not include a Raspberry Pi.