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by Retroman
Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero USB hub
Replies: 96
Views: 74423

Re: Pi Zero USB hub

I'm using a cheap Amazon basics 4 port hub on the Pi Zero. Its not a powered hub and I've a joystick(ms sidewinder), keyboard/mouse combo and edimax wifi dongle hooked up and all working on RetroPie. So far all is working fine and I used the wifi a lot while setting up RetroPie as well as the Keyboa...
by Retroman
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pibow case video
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: Pibow case video

pygmy_giant wrote:Where did you buy the invisible smurf-sized air-tools from?
I'll never tell ;)
by Retroman
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pibow case video
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Pibow case video

I really do love the Pibow. Such a clean design and it really should be made the official case of the Raspberry Pi. Perhaps make it available in Black and clear as well as the multi coloured option for those who don't like bright colours or want a more boring corporate look :) Is there any chance of...
by Retroman
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)
Replies: 38
Views: 14524

Re: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)

Retroman asked: How many buttons could you hook up to the GPIO? There are 8 GPIO pins, so If you want simply one button connected to one input, you could therefore without extra hardware sense only eight buttons or switches. Perfect. Post youtube vid of gameboy emulator with all buttons hooked up n...
by Retroman
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)
Replies: 38
Views: 14524

Re: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)

Looking good, though! Like I said before - when you're absolutely done, drop me an email (just in case I'm having one of my forum-lite weeks - it happens sometimes when I'm at conferences, and we have a lot of those coming up). Thanks Liz, I'll drop you a mail when I've finished it. Which might be ...
by Retroman
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)
Replies: 38
Views: 14524

Re: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)

Did some modding and other work on the RasPiBoy this evening and I must say I'm very happy with how its coming along. http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/4089/dsc1719b.jpg http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/3567/dsc1723b.jpg Full res pics(large): http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/594/dsc1719r.jpg ht...
by Retroman
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)
Replies: 38
Views: 14524

Re: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)

buckett wrote:Looks good! I especially like the screen.

Have you had much success with your USB wireless card, drivers easy to find etc?
I compiled my own driver for it. It's a bit rough at the moment but has basic functionality.

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by Retroman
Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)
Replies: 38
Views: 14524

Re: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)

Slight update on this mod. I've not had much time to put into it as of late unfortunately. I managed to get all the electronics (except the screen as I've not cut a hole for it yet as It's not the final screen I'll be using) more or less inside the Game Boy. It's a bit of an ugly setup at the moment...
by Retroman
Mon May 21, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)
Replies: 38
Views: 14524

Re: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)

The above older pictures look a bit weird since the new forum. Hope these new ones look a bit better. So I eventually got around to starting the physical part of this mod. It's a bit rough at the moment but it is a work in progress and I have a clear plan now as to what I need to do. The plan now is...
by Retroman
Thu May 10, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: new delivery of cases
Replies: 26
Views: 7697

Re: new delivery of cases

<r>tawalker said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Retroman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm using this case while I sort out my Game Boy case mod. It's a very nice little case this.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I like this one! Where did you find it?<br/> <br/> <br/> I got it from an ebay seller from Belgi...
by Retroman
Thu May 10, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: new delivery of cases
Replies: 26
Views: 7697

Re: new delivery of cases

I'm using this case while I sort out my Game Boy case mod. It's a very nice little case this.



by Retroman
Tue May 01, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Commercially available RPI cases? Are there any yet?
Replies: 16
Views: 4886

Re: Commercially available RPI cases? Are there any yet?

<t>So I got that case anyway. Few small issues that the seller is sorting out for me(broken corner, probably in transit etc).<br/> <br/> Anyway, I wont do a review of it until I have all the functioning parts but so far it seems decent. Perhaps a few tweaks to the design would improve it but the per...
by Retroman
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Commercially available RPI cases? Are there any yet?
Replies: 16
Views: 4886

Re: Commercially available RPI cases? Are there any yet?

<t>I'm building my own case(out of a Game Boy as some of you might have seen). I'm also designing a few different types for my 3D printer(Makerbot Replicator).<br/> <br/> I did purchase the above case from ebay last night anyway as it looks nice and its no harm to have a few different types. I'll ta...
by Retroman
Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Status of SD card compatibility - What should I buy?
Replies: 106
Views: 134809

Re: Status of SD card compatibility - What should I buy?

<t>Just a quick post to confirm that I'm using the below SanDisk Extreme 30MB/s Class 10 8GB SD card and it works great on my Rasp Pi.<br/> <br/> I've using the latest Debian image from the other day and it works perfectly on it as did the last version,as does Arch. I was using a very old and slow S...
by Retroman
Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Protecting GPIO pins
Replies: 29
Views: 5869

Re: Protecting GPIO pins

<t>So I roughly molded some Sugru on the Pi last night to protect the pins as well as raise the board up slightly from whatever its sitting on. As I've said before Sugru is non conductive.<br/> <br/> The Sugru on the pins was molded on last night and then taken off to let it cure as if I had left it...
by Retroman
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Protecting GPIO pins
Replies: 29
Views: 5869

Re: Protecting GPIO pins

<t>I still think a bit of Sugru is perfect for this. It's not the cheapest stuff but you'd only need a tiny amount of it to cover the pins.<br/> <br/> I've tried to make up a cheap home made Sugru following some guides on Lifehacker but its nowhere near as good or long lasting as the real deal.<br/>...
by Retroman
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Protecting GPIO pins
Replies: 29
Views: 5869

Re: Protecting GPIO pins

<t>Mold some Sugru over the pins while the device is powered off and make it so it covers all the pins and then remove it and let it cure overnight.<br/> <br/> If you've done it correctly you should have a nice tight cover when its cured that you can pop on when needed and take off when not.<br/> <b...
by Retroman
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)
Replies: 38
Views: 14524

Re: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)

Yeah, I'll grab one and test it.
by Retroman
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)
Replies: 38
Views: 14524

Re: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)

What about hacking something like this to the Game Boy controls?

It's very small and I could certainly fit it in the case if it worked.



http://www.amazon.com/Folding-....._e_title_0

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by Retroman
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)
Replies: 38
Views: 14524

Re: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)

<t>Abishur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> For the button thing, a while back I was considering using the r-pi as an e-reader and one of the solutions I was considering for using buttons was connecting them to the GPIO.  Then using a deamon to catch the event and translate it a specific key.  The pseudocode...
by Retroman
Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)
Replies: 38
Views: 14524

Re: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)

<t>JoeDaStudd said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Slightly off the topic, but once you have a RepRap build and calibrated (calibration can take a few hours, days if your picky) your literally ready to start printing.<br/> With a Makerbot they are all standard designs and should only require minimal calibration....
by Retroman
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)
Replies: 38
Views: 14524

Re: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)

<t>The small wireless n card and 16GB USB drive that's going inside the Game Boy arrived today. Just as small as they looked on the site and wont take up much room inside the case(These will be on a mini powered USB hub I have that needs to be somehow mounted inside the case).<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>...
by Retroman
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)
Replies: 38
Views: 14524

Re: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)

<t>rmm200 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Preassembled Makerbot should sure shorten the learning curve. Good luck with it. I am allowing 6 months to start making parts with my reprap from scratch.<br/> <br/> <br/> Yeah, pre-assembled unit will have me up and running pretty quickly.<br/> <br/> Now I just nee...
by Retroman
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)
Replies: 38
Views: 14524

Re: Have Pi so Game Boy PC Time - (picture heavy post)

<r>I've got a 3D printer on the way from the states so when that arrives I can play around with some funky cases. Printer is a Makerbot Replicator with dual extruder's for those interested.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.makerbot.com/">http://www.makerbot.com/</URL><br/> <br/> LEGO is also a very c...
by Retroman
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: External Battery that runs the Pi
Replies: 18
Views: 6003

Re: External Battery that runs the Pi

<t>rmm200 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I have been trying to get someone (anyone!) to measure the current to the Pi with no peripherals plugged in - just to give a baseline.<br/> <br/> Maybe you could measure the current from your battery pack and post it??<br/> <br/> First one to post how much current t...

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