The supposed world’s smallest gaming monitor features a Raspberry Pi and a 6mm screen

A pair of binoculars with a raspberry pi logo and a battery pack against a blue background, transforming it into the smallest gaming monitor.

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If you’ve ever wanted to play all your favorite classic games on the smallest screen possible, then you’ll love this new tiny handheld. It features a microscopic 6mm screen and is powered by the mighty Raspberry Pi Zero 2W. Combined, they make the world’s smallest functioning Steam Deck.

The supposed world’s smallest gaming monitor features a Raspberry Pi and a 6mm screen

Built by Basically Homeless on YouTube, this micro gaming device features what he says is the smallest gaming monitor in the world. Being only 6mm in size, the screen is connected to none other than a Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi Zero 2W is the main component of the handheld device, with two joycons attached for buttons and analog sticks. The screen in total comes in at 640 x 480.

Raspberry Pi Zero 2W uses a tiny screen for ultra-small handheld

The handheld device is capable of running the Raspberry Pi OS as its main function. However, Basically Homeless is also able to pull up and run a Minecraft knockoff on the handheld, too. While this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a Raspberry Pi used to build a handheld device, we’ve never seen one quite so tiny. The game was able to run at 15 FPS on the system.

While a great project, and certainly notable for its itty bitty screen, you can’t actually get much use out of the system. Since the screen is so tiny, you need a microscope just to be able to see what you’re doing on it. However, the purpose of the build was more for fun than for hardcore gaming. The screen is smaller than your fingernail, and it makes it nearly impossible to use.

We love seeing what enthusiasts are able to build out of the powerful Raspberry Pi. From a fully functional Game Boy Advance to running full Steam games, this single-board computer is one of the best for hobbyists. It’s small but mighty, and we’re excited to see what else gamers can make with the Raspberry Pi.

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