Freeplay Zero DIY Kit

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


As seen on the Freeplay Zero / Freeplay CM3 by Freeplaytech Kickstarter campaign. Please scroll down to read the full description before making a purchase.

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You will need to supply several accessories to successfully assembly a working Freeplay Zero using this kit.

The DIY Kit Includes

  • Freeplay Zero Circuit Board (shown in red)
  • 3.2″ LCD
  • 40-pin Header (to solder to your Raspberry Pi Zero or Zero W)
  • X/Y Button Drill Guide
  • 2 Gray X/Y Button Caps
  • 2 Standoffs (for mounting your Raspberry Pi)
  • Micro USB to USB Adapter (for connecting USB to your Raspberry Pi)

Necessary Additions

Optional Additions

Please see for any accessories that you may need that we don’t offer. On that page, you can also request to have Retro Modding build your Freeplay Zero DIY Kit for you.

Additional information

Weight 6 oz
Dimensions 8 x 6 x 2 in

4 reviews for Freeplay Zero DIY Kit

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Rusch (verified owner)

    The GBA was the system of my youth, and I had been trying to figure out how to fit a Raspberry Pi in a GBA shell for months. Lo and behold, Freeplay Tech introduced this bad boy, and made my dreams come true! It was simple to assemble (although I recommend you have a rotary tool to carve out a case), and the only soldering required was the gpio pins. Now I’m jamming with all my favorite old games, and it feels just like my childhood! Thanks, Freeplay Tech! It probably won’t be long before I’ll want to buy another!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Pretty awesome kit! Takes a while to assemble and some skills are required to get it done, but once you hold the finished product in your hands and re-play your childhood memories you will be amazed.
    Big thanks to Ed of Freeplaytech for shipping it over to Europe just in time for Christmas 🙂

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    This kit is incredible. I never owned a GBA but it feels great in the hands. Ed did an incredible job making this and I’d recommend it to anyone that likes retro gaming. The build was not difficult and took me about an hour (I just went step by step with the YouTube video)

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jordan D.

    Fantastic kit! I had been wanting to put together a GBA Retropie build for a while now and it would not have been possible without Freeplaytech and the Freeplay Zero. Thank you to Ed and everyone else at Freeplaytech! You all rock!

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