Raspberry Pi Powered “Painsaw” Is Perfect Rig To Play Doom II
Hardcore DOOM fans know that to run a game as extreme as DOOM II, they need an equally extreme gaming rig to play it on. Luckily for them, this hardcore rig is a Raspberry Pi Zero fit inside a toy chainsaw, well not just any chainsaw but a Painsaw.
This awesome looking chainsaw computer was created by George Merlocco, and the hardware used to create this extreme rig is very cool.
According to George:
The system powers up via a 4400mAh Li-Ion battery upon the flick of the main rocker switch. This effectively enables the Adafruit PowerBoost 1000 Charger which feeds that power to the Raspberry Pi Zero. Connected to the Pi Zero’s 40-pin GPIO header, is the Adafruit PiTFT 2.2” HAT which is the cutest 320×240 2.2” TFT LCD perfect for a scaled-down, bloody chainsaw.
Within the rest of the gutted chainsaw body there is a 4-port USB Hub which is connected to a USB OTG cable that plugs into the Pi Zero’s Micro USB host port. The ports on the hub are consumed by a USB nano-receiver for the wireless mouse and keyboard, the HDE XBOX360 USB wireless receiver (allows you to use a wireless X360 gamepad), and a USB soundcard which provides full system sound output to a tiny 1” driver that came with the chainsaw (for the original SFX).
The Painsaw uses Linux as operating system which boots up to an LXDE session on top of Rasbian.
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