Controller arrives, I plug it in to a USB port and start up again. There is a lot of moving the Pi from desk with PC to screen in the main room, and it doesn’t look like it is very well protected. Emulationstation starts up, recognises the controller and I push all the buttons as it asks me, and I’m in! Can’t believe it was so easy, there are emulators and I can scroll through! Howver the only actual games I can find are doom, which is showing it’s age. Time to work out how to get a rom on to the Pi. Then I drop it, luckily nothing damaged as far as I can see but obviously a protective box is a good idea. I get online and order an acrylic one, so moral of this post is as you order your Pi and controller, order a protective box too.
Raspberry Pi with a box and Logitec F310 controller, and Retropie