Giveaway Complete – January 2017 Giveaway – PSPi 1000 Version 2.1 Kit

This giveaway is complete. Congrats on winning, jcleary7

Look for the next giveaway on 2/1/17

I hope everyone had a great holiday. To celebrate the fact that the PSPi 1000 Version 3 board is nearing completion I’m going to give a couple of the PSPi 1000 Version 2.1 kits away (or an equivalent value of other boards of the winner’s choosing).

Here’s how this will work. Comment on this post. That’s all. I’m not concerned with what the comment says, just making a comment is enough. My goal here is to increase involvement on the site because we can do some great things by working together. The only thing I ask is that you spread the word of the giveaway.

Feel free to ask questions too. I’ll respond to them once the 100 comments are made.

The first kit will go to a random person once 100 people comment on the post.


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  1. Been following this project since you first posted your 2nd build on the Retropie forum. Hopefully going to buy the pcb once you’ve got it finished and are shipping to the UK!

  2. I am a total newbie to Raspberry Pi but I am hooked now that I started playing with mine. I just ordered my first Pi Zero but I will need another to use for my new PSPi. I can’t wait for 1000.3 from what I have seen so far. Projects like this are what’s truly amazing about the Raspberry Pi.

  3. Thanks for your efforts!
    I wouldn’t mind version 2 to keep me busy while I wait for version 3 to arrive!
    I plan on doing 2 or 3 of these PSP mods.

    Go Leafs Go!

  4. I just came across your video on Youtube, and seeing what you’ve done with a raspberry pi and old psp is pretty sweet. And if I’d win this 😛 for sure would spread the word like a wildfire 😀

  5. Just found your Website a few weeks ago and love the projects. At the moment i am searching for an project for my dual curriculum so your giveaway would be a great opportunity.

    Greetings from germany 😛

  6. Even if I win this I’m still buying more boards. This is a great project that my children can learn on and end with an awesome toy when they are done! I’m amazed that you did this!!!! Thank you so much!

  7. Hi! I would love one of these kits! I would also still purchase a version 3 kit as I have multiple PSPs to work on! ( I have a very large collection of random consoles )

    Please consider me!

  8. Alright brother, so i have a question or two. the first of which being, Do you have a tenative date you will start perorder on the new board or are you still making revisions? Also, id really like to get a full price for all components for a 1000.3 build minus the psp itself. anything would be helpfull. Thanks man.

  9. Holy cow!!!!
    I am a complete noobie with using Raspberry Pi, but have been doing research so I can put together a retropie into an old NES console I have.
    That’s how I found your work and about all I can say is WOW!!
    I would absolutely love to win a kit and give this a try! I would without a doubt be over my head and that’s a great thing because I like to back myself into a cornners with new projects to force myself to learn new skill sets.
    Win or not, much much much respect to you and the work you have done!

  10. Hey there, I believe I stumbled upon your video on PSPi 1000.1 Youtube video a while back, when looking for Game Boy Pi Zero projects, and have been following the incremental updates since then. Congratulations on all of your progress and dedication to the PSP form factor. It may not be as hip and retro cool as a DMG Game Boy, but it is definitely more ergonomic. By the way, your latest and greatest iteration of the PSPi (1000.3) looks very clean, user friendly, and professional. Also, I just wanted to say that your tutorials are very meticulous. Furthermore, your newest kit, the Raspberry Pi Portable Kit, is basically the solution to the Pi Project that I had sitting on the back burner; then again, I suppose the entire kit would be more ideal as it also involves an audio solution for the Zero. Finally, have you ever considered selling complete PSPi modded consoles? I’m sure there would be plenty of people out there who would want a complete solution, without any off the hassle of building it themselves.

  11. Salut,

    je trouve la conversion impressionnant, à tel point qu’avec un pote on essaye de suivre tes traces et de créer notre propre version de la PSPi.
    Tes tutos sont clairs et bien documentés et c’est très appréciable dans le domaine du modding.
    On attend avec impatience la version 1000.3, et peut-être qu’avec un peu de chance on pourra bénéficié d’une 1000.2 pour avancer sur notre projet. ;op
    Bonne continuation et fait nous rêver!!


  12. Amazing idea ! 🙂 Can’t wait for 1000.3, I was just checking if something new about final boards I am happy that project is still active. Just seen PSP1000 with defective LCD and UMD mech for around 8USD + 3USD shipping so I think it’s time to make my own PSPi with my zero 🙂

  13. I just found your site through your Youtube videos. You are a true Renaissance Man. I see all the Raspberry Pi case mods and think to myself “I wish I had the skills to do that. Keep up the great work.

  14. I have been looking at portable machines to build with an rpi and this is by far my favorite build! I loved the PSP when i was in HS and love retropie on my home tv. This would be great for gaming on the go! I hope I win!

  15. I would love to buy the v3 (even if it’s a bit more expensive than V2). But a V2 is closer to the DIY style so it has more value (in terms of satisfaction at the end).

  16. Hello othermod :). I just discovered your project on Youtube, that’s great ! Thank you for your website and tutorials. Hope to see more about pspi with this giveaway ;).

  17. Hello,
    I was looking for projects on youtube to do a console with a raspberry pi zero and I found yours, very good job!

    Je cherchais des projets sur youtube pour faire une console avec un raspberry pi zero et j’ai trouvé le votre, très bon travail!

    • Most likely yes. I actually have dead 2000 and 3000 PSPs here and I plan to create the same board for them. I won’t know for sure until I tear them apart. Once I get the 1000.3 all-in-one board finished this is my next focus.

  18. I like this idea of this being a great retro pi for games inside a PSP1000. To keep things simple and sticking to the retro gaming theme, this may also spark new retro MMO game development with a wifi connection?

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