This Tiny Computer is a $75 Gaming Machine

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If you’re a geek or you need a good gift to give to a geek, look no further. This is a Raspberry Pi. It’s a single board computer the size of a credit card and as the name suggests, it’s pretty sweet. It has a ton of uses from learning how to program to making your own DIY media center or maybe best of all which I’ll show you how to do in this video, turning it into your own Retro gaming console where you can play nearly any game from old-school consoles like Atari to Super Nintendo to Playstation and a lot more in between.

You can get the Raspberry Pi for as little as $35 on Amazon, but what I have is the #1 Best Seller which I’ll link to below. It’s the CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit 32GB Edition. It’s the one I recommend because it comes with everything you need to get started. So let’s get into it. Here’s how to set up a Raspberry Pi 3 as your own Retro gaming machine.

First you’ll need to install the Raspberry Pi board into the CanaKit case that’s included in the kit. It’s very easy to do, just snaps right in there. Next you’ll need to insert the MicroSD card into the MicroSD card reader then connect it to your PC or Mac. Download the free RetroPie image file and a free SD Card Image writer for your system, links for Windows and Mac are listed below.

Use the SD Card Image writer to apply the RetroPie image file onto the MicroSD card then eject it when it is finished.

Insert the MicroSD card into your Raspberry Pi MicroSD slot, and finally connect the HDMI cable and the power adapter. Now you can either connect a regular keyboard and mouse if you want to play old school PC games, but you’ll eventually want a USB gaming controller like this Playstation one for the specific games you want to play. I’ll leave links to the best USB controllers below.

When the Raspberry Pi is connected to power it will start up and you’ll see it boot into EmulationStation then you’ll need to configure your keyboard or controller. After you configure the buttons on your controller you should now see the RetroPie home screen.

From here you can go into your settings and connect the Raspberry Pi to your WiFi network or connect Bluetooth devices.

The last part is getting ROMs. ROMs are basically digital files of games that you can find online. The rules behind it are simple: only download ROMs to games that you physically own. I can’t provide the actual sites that host the ROMs, but you can find them with a simple Google search.

Once you have the ROMs downloaded on your Mac or PC, copy them to the correct console folder in the ROMs folder on your Raspberry Pi either over the network or using a USB flash drive. Since mine is connected to WiFi I just copied over the network from my Mac.

Once the ROMs are copied, restart the Raspberry Pi and there you go. You should be able to choose the game and start playing. By the way Donkey Kong is the best Super Nintendo game ever, hands down, no questions asked. If you have any other suggestions I’m happy to hear them. Comment down below.

So that’s how to set up the Raspberry Pi as your own Retro gaming console. Again, check out the links and more detailed instructions in the description. Please give this video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it. Thanks for watching and I’ll talk to you in the next video.


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Raspberry Pi 3: 20 of the highest quality projects you can try with the minuscule PC

Received a Raspberry Pi 3? Underneath are Twenty awesome projects to get started on

The Raspberry Pi 3 is considered among the ideal beginning points for working with program code. Whether you’re a first-timer with Python or a tech expert, this tiny PC is a incredibly well adjustable device.

It’s something of an understatement to say that there’s plenty you can do with the Raspberry Pi 3. After the first Raspberry Pi premiered in the year 2012, folks have been putting it to work on projects ranging from the practical to the crazy. Prefer to write your very own video games? Look at. Desire to make a smart media centre for your TV? Check out. Need to breathe life into a basic children’s toy? Check out.

In this article we’ve chosen Twenty valuable projects to sink your teeth into – which range from the simple to the tough. These will also work if you’ve got a Raspberry Pi 2, even though they might be a slightly more complicated if you have the original Raspberry Pi or the Raspberry Pi Zero.

The Twenty best Raspberry Pi projects

1. Raspberry Pi projects: Build an AI assistant
2. Raspberry Pi projects: Write your game
3. Raspberry Pi projects: Make a wireless extender
4. Raspberry Pi projects: Create a Game Boy
5. Raspberry Pi projects: Home Arcade Box
6. Raspberry Pi projects: Media centre for your TV
7. Raspberry Pi projects: Create a Kodi streamer
8. Raspberry Pi projects: Create a download hub
9. Raspberry Pi projects: Make a dedicated Minecraft machine
10. Raspberry Pi projects: Create a camera trap
11. Raspberry Pi projects: Make a case
12. Raspberry Pi projects: Control your stereo wirelessly
13. Raspberry Pi projects: Make your individual cloud server
14. Raspberry Pi projects: Create a cell phone
15. Raspberry Pi projects: Create your own PiRate radio station
16. Raspberry Pi projects: Create a wise beer fridge
17. Raspberry Pi projects: Create a PiCam
18. Raspberry Pi projects: Create a talking toy
19. Raspberry Pi projects: Create a bitcoin mining system
20. Raspberry Pi projects: A little arcade cabinet

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