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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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Top Four fun projects for the Raspberry Pi Zero W
1. Make a Raspberry Pi Zero AirPlay Speaker
While this project in the beginning calls for using a Raspberry Pi Zero with a WiFi dongle attachment, the Zero W effortlessly gets rid of the need for this accessory. Put together with a low priced 5V lightweight battery, you can actually build yourself a incredible, wireless AirPlay speaker for streaming music from your Apple device.
Investigate the complete step-by-step over at Hackster. https://www.hackster.io/fvdbosch/raspberry-pi-zero-airplay-speaker-d99feb
2. Make a Raspberry Pi Zero W desk clock
Because of the Pi Zero W’s wireless functionality, it’s easy to build yourself a desktop clock that’s accurate to within one or two milliseconds. Once you have all the elements (with a display that looks straight out of a Hollywood thriller), it is possible to hook up the clock via WiFi to the Network Time Protocol (NTP) and sleep well being aware of you’re in sync with the remainder of the universe.
View the complete step-by-step manuals on Hackaday. https://hackaday.io/post/54276
3. Build your personal Raspberry Pi-powered R2-D2
For those who have always wanted to hack a toy R2-D2 into something a bit more realistic, the Raspberry Pi Zero W has arrived to help. Les Pounder over at TechRadar has shared a tutorial for adding some wheels and attitude to the beloved droid from the “Star Wars” world.
Go to the step-by-step manuals listed here. http://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-build-your-own-r2-d2-with-the-raspberry-pi-zero-1310979
4. A Pi Zero W security camera
One of the huge noticeable benefits to owning a Raspberry Pi Zero W is its capacity to remain connected to the internet in places without an ethernet connection. For security camera applications, this new improvement is pretty useful.
From Raspberry Pi Spy, thorough instructions have been shared to putting together your individual Pi Zero W security camera. Also, there presently exists both a simple way to mount your camera and a dependable OS called motionEyeOS to tie it in its entirety.
Go to the complete step-by-step here. http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2017/04/raspberry-pi-zero-w-cctv-camera-with-motioneyeos