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.