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: https://wonkyresistor.com/GettingStarted.pdf
And a black and white, extra-printer-friendly version is here: https://wonkyresistor.com/GettingStarted_PrintFriendly.pdf
All our code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/wonkyresistor/scorezero
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 and is a kit so requires some soldering assembly.