Many of us will remember the mythical PlayStation, the One, which was white and did not have as much power as a computer. Yes, the same. Now it seems that we can give it new life and power recreate PlayStation video games, the PS2 and even other game consoles. This is thanks to Raspberry Pi 2 and the project called PiStation that gives a new life to our old game console.
In this case, the creators have emptied the console to introduce the Raspberry Pi 2, in this case necessary for its power. Then they have introduced some improvements with a dongle for Wifi, a bluetooth key and a great configuration that makes the old PlayStation or better said the new PiStation can use even PlayStation 3 hadrware.
Thanks to the bluetooth dongle and its configuration, the PiStation is compatible with PS3 controllers and also with some video games that require few resources and that PiStation can run.
PiStation recycles our old Sony game console
The PiStation software is a somewhat familiar, operating system based on RetroPie that also includes many games or roms of these although in this case they are not in disk format but are to be inserted into a sd card. And it is that the big problem with PiStation is that you need a good handling of the soldering iron and the hardware to not screw up and annoy Raspberry Pi or any of its components as well as try not to detach from the case.
In any case, if this project catches your attention, its official website You can find everything you need to build your own PiStation, yes, both the case and the components will have to be obtained yourself, but if we have an old PlayStation, the change and the project will be worth it. Do not you think?