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This is intended as a do-it-yourself (DIY) product, so please fully inform yourself before proceeding to do anything yourself. For hardware-specific information about the Freeplay Zero see the original Kickstarter.
Enjoy the process of building your own Freeplay Zero! Here is a tutorial video from Ed at Free Play Tech.
You will need to supply several accessories to successfully assemble a working Freeplay Zero using this kit. Please check out our DIY Project Builder if you aren't sure about what is required for a full build.
This circuit board is slightly different than versions prior to 2019. It now comes with the backlight brightness controller built in, and it has new options for how you, the builder, can implement the X/Y buttons from 3 available solutions.
Supported buttons configurations
All kits comes with the Long and Clicky buttons soldered-on, they will need to be unsoldered if you opt for any other buttons configuration. Here is a list of supported buttons configurations:
Long & Clicky
- Silicone Rubber Pad (GBA feel) (see images below)
Soft Buttons building tutorial
The Kit includes:
- 1x Freeplay Zero Circuit Board
- 1x 3.2" TFT LCD
- 1x 40-pin Header (to solder to your Raspberry Pi Zero or Zero W)
- 2x Standoffs (for mounting your Raspberry Pi)
- 1x X/Y Button Drill Guide
- 1x Freeplay Zero Keychain/Charm
- 1x LCD Brightness Controller