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RetroPie 3.0 is Released


After 6 months of hard work we are pleased to announce the release of RetroPie 3.0. This retro-gaming project brings together a collection of popular emulators for those computers and consoles that you grew up with from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, all wrapped up and ready to run on the famous Raspberry Pi. From Atari 2600, to Sega Mega ...

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PowerBlock: A(nother) Power Switch for the Raspberry Pi


The PowerBlock is an add-on board for the Raspberry Pi (version 1 and 2) models A+ and B+. It provides a microcontroller-based power-switch functionality. This article describes the PowerBlock itself, as well as how to connect a power switch and how to install the driver. Functionalities The PowerBlock provides a power switch functionality. Why might this be of interest for ...

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Take a Look at all Logo Submissions


With the announcement of the logo for the RetroPie project many people have asked for publishing all submissions to look at and give their opinions about them. So, here they are – all 84 submissions that we received. You will notice that the current iteration of the RetroPie Logo is additionally shown. Also, you have the possibility to vote for a single submission that best suits the RetroPie project in your opinion. ...

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RetroPie has a Logo


First of all, let me say that we were overwhelmed by the number of logo proposals that the community has submitted. Thanks to all of you for your creative efforts! The logo contest ended a few weeks ago and we did not take the decision process for a winner easy. After several rounds of weighting pros and cons, discussions, having ...

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Your Personal Retro Gaming Console (for under 90 USD)


So, there you have the RetroPie SD-card Image and you know that you could use it as software base for your very own game console. But what things do you actually need to get for it? What hardware do you need and what could be the first steps with it? This article provides a step-by-step guide and shows how to ...

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We need you to design the RetroPie Logo


The RetroPie Team is always hard at work, coding and drinking coffee. And we are really good at… drinking coffee. Unfortunately we are not that good at graphic design. And we need your help. There are many amazing talented people in our community and we wanted to give one lucky person a chance to become rock-star famous and win some great ...

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ControlBlock: Power Switch, Game Controllers, and I/O for the Raspberry Pi


The RetroPie Project has motivated many people to build their own gaming stations. Two issues regularly came up in discussions about these projects: First: What is a simple solution for turning the Raspberry Pi on and off with a power switch in a smarter way than cutting the power supply and risk data loss? Second: What is a simple way for ...

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Design File for Acrylic Gaming Case Available for Download Now


The acrylic case “Petrockblock Pie” was presented some time ago. The design files for that case were not publicly available until now and I have decided to change that: You can find the design now in the Downloads section! These are the original design files that I used to order the cases from Ponoko / Formulor. I know that some of you ...

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Review: T962A Reflow Oven Controller Upgrade Package

The oven before the upgrade. After the upgrade it will have two additional sockets: a USB B connector and a thermocouple socket.

A while ago I posted a review about the reflow-flow oven T-962A. As written in that post the T-962A has certain flaws: The heat is generated by IR heaters that do not distribute the heat evenly within the oven. This made the results of the soldering processes unreliable. Also, the responsiveness of the user-interface is not that good: Tuning the reflow ...

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A Glance at the Cubox-i4

To be complete, here the view on the fourth side.

Recently, I got a grip to a Cubox-i4Pro. It is a mini computer with low power demand and quite a few interfaces that can be useful for all kinds of things. Also, it has enough computing power to be interesting for a wide variety of applications. In contrast to other development boards like the Raspberry Pi, the Cuboxi comes in ...

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Major Update for RetroPie


Some of you might have heard or notices that there has been an update of the RetroPie SD-card image recently. This is a major update with some big changes. This article describes these.

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RetroPie Project Contest: And the winners are …


The RetroPie Project Contest has finished! Many thanks go to everyone who took part in the contest and submitted project images. Without going too much into details the winners have been chosen according to todays random numbers tweet. I hope you all enjoyed the submissions and maybe got one or two inspirations for your own projects. Personally, I enjoyed it very much to browse through ...

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Xarcade2Jstick – Map your Xarcade Tankstick to Game Pads and use it with RetroPie


The Xarcade Tankstick is a nicely designed and very robustly constructed arcade game controller. It offers buttons and joysticks for two players together with start and coin buttons, an arcade trackball, and dedicated pinball buttons. Being asked, if RetroPie could have in-built support for the Xarcade Tankstick I started to dig into this controller which, in the end, lead to ...

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RetroPie Project Contest

splashscreen would like to invite you to a cool contest around the RetroPie Project! One good thing about it is that it does not involve much effort to take part. The contest is going to be taking place on the forum. We will be choosing two lucky winners to receive each a brand new Raspberry Pi Model B with 8GB ...

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Another Interim Report on the RetroPie Project and a new Splash screen


  This is another interim report on the RetroPie Project. If you look at the dates when the RetroPie SD-card image was updated in the recent months you might get the impression that the development of the RetroPie Project has been slowed down a little bit. However, you can be sure that further developments continue to take place and are going fast ...

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