Stream Your PC Games Using This 3D Printed Raspberry Pi Handheld

(Image credit: Tombston)

Streaming platforms like Steam Link and in this case Moonlight make it possible to play modern PC titles using a Raspberry Pi. Project creator Tombston used Moonlight for this awesome 3D-printed Raspberry Pi handheld.

Instead of emulating games on the Pi, this system is designed to stream them wirelessly from a PC. This requires much less power from both the CPU and GPU, so you don't need a powerful Pi module to pull this project off.

The handheld uses a 5.5" Waveshare screen with a 1080p resolution. A Raspberry Pi Zero W is used to control the whole operation. But instead of using the built-in Wi-Fi from the Pi Zero, Tombston opted to use a USB wireless dongle.

(Image credit: Tombston)

The buttons were recycled from old Dual Shock knock-off controllers. A 5000mAh LiPo battery makes the handheld totally portable. The case, as well as the triggers and bumpers, were 3D printed from a custom design.

If you'd like to read more about this project, check out the full post on Reddit for a video demonstration and brief overview of the build process.

Ash Hill
Freelance News and Features Writer

Ash Hill is a Freelance News and Features Writer with a wealth of experience in the hobby electronics, 3D printing and PCs. She manages the Pi projects of the month and much of our daily Raspberry Pi reporting while also finding the best coupons and deals on all tech.