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Okay so my weekend project went well :D put my retropie system inside of this old r2d2 I've had collecting dust. Has a cooling fan inside as well as a 16x2 lcd I was playing with. Got a red led tied to the rpis txd pin, ports in the front for easy access and power cord and hdmi coming out the back.2
I really like retro games and there is this thing called retropie which turns your raspberry pi into an arcade machine. Since I have way too much time, I decided to built an arcade machine case out of wood with an old TV and analog sticks from Amazon. So yeah, I wired everything together and wanted to share it with you guys. I'm still searching for stickers to put on the top and on the joystick panel, but for now I really like the result. Tell me what you think!15
I finally fucking did it!
I strapped up, strapped in, strapped on... uh wait what?
I finally made the full dedicated switch to linux on my personal computer. Blew away Windows and installed linux. I was able to get about 95% of the games that I actually play on PC to run under a combo of proton/lutris-wine.
I feel like after working in a (primarily) linux shop for almost 2 years now, I've learned enough to be able to actually troubleshoot if/when something goes wonky. I've been a windows/sysadmin type in my career for about 8 years and only touched small bits of linux here and there or for fun little projects like a retropie setup.
But thanks to this gig I'm working at now, as a devops engineer, I've learned so got'damn much about linux and I've been developing scripts/tools that run on linux I figured I could, or better yet 'should', take the full plunge.
So, I've decided that if there's something I absolutely need on Windows that Linux doesn't support, instead of knee-jerking and going back to Windows, I'm going to just setup a VM of windows and daily drive Linux from now on.
Some gfx tweaks for games were definitely necessary, it's still not quite as plug and play as Windows for games, but the fact that it only took like 1.5 hours to sort out all of my games performance is really impressive. Especially, considering none of these games actually supports linux out of the box and Wine/Proton is being used to get them to work.9
I told you guys that I would update you on my PiBM-5150 project. I figured out the hard way that my USB to DB-25 cable wouldn't cut it. Seems it is for printers and no matter how hard I tried it wouldn't work because of the path of the wires. After researching, it is apparent that the GPIO pins on the pi are configured for serial by default but it requires a little voltage change from TTY to RS-232. Rather than do like one of the videos I saw and solder junk to a bread board, I found a serial (rs-232) shield and 9pin output for the pi. Now, both computers are true rs-232 each. Instead of using a modem between them, I bought a null modem cable (crossover of Tx Rx signals) to interface the two machines directly. I'll update this evening to show it hopefully working.
There was a small exhibition in our school. I made a retropie arcade with the ability to play them physically with gpio.
Another one streamed video from a android phone over wifi.
He won the competition.4
What would it take to connect two Raspberry Pi's together via Ethernet ports? I want to make a low latency network connection between them, for Retropie Netplay.
I have a background in Python and some Linux, but I'm not well versed in raspi's.
I imagine that it would be limited to 100mb/s if I used raspberry pi zeros with adapters. And I would probably need an router since they aren't setup to be both hosts with the default setup?2
So, I have a Raspberry Pi and I have no idea what to do with it. Any suggestions? I already have a SD Card with retropie.18
It's my nephew's 12th birthday next week and I'd like to get a rasp pi kit with RetroPie and the NES controllers. Are there any decent UK suppliers that you know of? I've spent the morning looking and it's a mixed bag.4
Looking for recommendations:
I have a retropie set up in the living room TV that my parents play. They want an arcade-style joystick. It needs to be wireless, preferably not bluetooth. Known compatibility with retropie is a plus. Four buttons a plus, two is required.11
I've a rp0w only running pi-hole on it. What else would you recommend me to put on it? Give me some cool ideas!
ps: I already have a rp2 with a mediacenter and retropie.4
Ive got a weird issue with my raspberry pi script that doesn't let me type anything into the command line after the script runs.
I should explain I'm trying to write a script for retropie to load games from a script and to exit the current game from a script.
Anyone have any experience?4