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Got a Raspberry PI 3

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Got a Raspberry PI 3

Bought the kit with pretty much everything other that mouse/keyboard. What a fun little computer in a small box. There is even a Ubuntu Mate image for it. Using it as an OSMC/Kodi media player for now. At least 4-5 OS variations for it. Hashtag Fun/Nerd. Smiley Happy

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Distinguished Professor I

Re: Got a Raspberry PI 3

Those kits do look pretty fun.  They kind of remind me of the electronics kits you could get when I was a kid.  They came with the board and wires and all sorts of stuff.  

 

I was looking at them on Amazon and one of them might be in my future.  They're pretty inexpensive, too, considering.  


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Assistant Professor

Re: Got a Raspberry PI 3

I have always thought about buying one with an SD Card Slot and a small microSD card... They make excellent webservers for a basic website!

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Re: Got a Raspberry PI 3

Or gutting an old hand held gaming system like a gameboy and loading every emulator you can find on it for the ultimate mobile gaming experience!

Instructor

Re: Got a Raspberry PI 3


Amanda wrote:

Or gutting an old hand held gaming system like a gameboy and loading every emulator you can find on it for the ultimate mobile gaming experience!


That got my attention... 👀


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Instructor

Re: Got a Raspberry PI 3


Amanda wrote:

Or gutting an old hand held gaming system like a gameboy and loading every emulator you can find on it for the ultimate mobile gaming experience!


Me thinks you speak of RetroPie: http://www.emulationstation.org/gettingstarted.html

Distinguished Professor I

Re: Got a Raspberry PI 3


BirdDog wrote:

Amanda wrote:

Or gutting an old hand held gaming system like a gameboy and loading every emulator you can find on it for the ultimate mobile gaming experience!


Me thinks you speak of RetroPie: http://www.emulationstation.org/gettingstarted.html


I bet that would be a blast.  I've never owned a hand held gaming system, but I used to run a couple of emulators on my old desktop and play NES/SNES games, which was very fun.  


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Assistant Professor

Re: Got a Raspberry PI 3

That whole RetroPI thing was another project I was wanting to do.  Would make excellent gifts for people for Christmas that don't have technical knowledge, couldn't get a Classic NES last christmas, and that LOVE "retro" gaming.

Instructor

Re: Got a Raspberry PI 3

I got the VICE emulator for C64 stuff which has some weirdness on a Mac.

If it runs on a R-PI it'd be like 1983 with "Beach Head" all over again.

 

Found this:

 

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Distinguished Professor I

Re: Got a Raspberry PI 3

Well, I took the plunge and just ordered the Pi 3 B+.  Should be here next week.  I want to set it up to run old NES and SNES games.  Bought a retro controller and HDMI to DVI cable, as my monitor doesn't have an HDMI connection.  Should be pretty cool.  It ought to be fun.  I'll probably get another micro SD card later so I can try other stuff with it, too.  

 

And to think, I'll finally have something that can use the 5Ghz WiFi in the HT2000W.  Smiley Tongue  

 

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