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This site is about various topics from the world of microelectronics, tinkering, software development, and other related topics. You can find our popular Raspberry Pi add-on boards ControlBlock and PowerBlock here as well as the GamepadBlock, our multi-platform USB interface for arcade and original game controllers.

This site is also the birth-place of RetroPie, the popular retro-gaming project for the Raspberry Pi. You can find articles about the original idea and articles of the first years of the project here.

Enjoy your stay on our sites!

Recent Posts

  • Emteria

PowerBlock: A Safe Power Button for Emteria.OS

If you are looking for a power button solution for your Emteria.OS project that makes use of a Raspberry Pi then look no further: The PowerBlock now supports Emteria.OS. Emteria.OS describes itself [...]

  • PowerBlock RPi 4 compatible

Our Boards Compatibility with the Raspberry Pi 4

The Raspberry Pi 4 was recently released. This post is about our boards and their compatibility with the Raspberry Pi 4. Are our extension boards like the PowerBlock or the ControlBlock compatible with it? The [...]

PowerBlock now with Support for Windows 10 IoT Core

Windows 10 IoT Core is Microsofts offer for developing embedded devices while staying within the whole Microsoft ecosystem. Besides various other hardware platforms you can find the Raspberry Pi as one of those boards that [...]

Xarcade2Jstick supports new Tri-Mode Tanksticks

X-Arcade Dual Joystick If you happen to own an X-Arcade Tankstick this post might be of interest for you: I have updated Xarcade2Jstick such that it now supports the recently released Tri-Mode PCBs and Tanksticks [...]

  • Proxy Pattern

Design Pattern with PlantUML: Proxy Pattern

This post gives a brief overview about the Proxy Pattern. The post is part of a series about software design patterns and their UML representations with the help of PlantUML. […]

  • State Pattern

Design Patterns with PlantUML: State Pattern

This post gives a brief overview about the State Pattern. The post is part of a series about software design patterns and their UML representations with the help of PlantUML. […]

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