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RPis are awesome!
« on: October 05, 2017, 05:47:50 pm »
That is all, over to you PBJ :p

But seriously Piís are great lol

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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 05:49:23 pm »
So are butterflies, my brother...

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 05:50:24 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 06:23:07 pm »
But seriously Pi 3ís are great lol
Fixed that for you.   :laugh2:

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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2017, 06:50:43 pm »
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 02:11:18 am »

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 09:57:54 am »
Got a pi zero gathering dust.  It reminds me of using a late 80's PC to try to do mid 2000's stuff. 
I suppose if you want a generic plug and play setup for use with a gamepad it's ok.


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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2017, 10:29:53 am »
What the world needs is more Pi and PC emulation folks to cross over into the world of FPGA development!

That pi zero works great in a small container for the NES suite of games.  Great Christmas and birthday gift item.

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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2017, 10:56:31 am »
Original hardware > FPGA > PC emulation > Pi emulation > nothing

I like having different options at my disposal and I've used each of the above depending on my needs/situation. And yes, all of those above options have their advantages and disadvantages....even original hardware.

I don't care what the hardware is and what it's called. If it works for me, then I'll use it.
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2017, 11:16:10 am »
They are fine for what they are -- I just wish everyone would get off the - It's only $35 bandwagon and figure out what the total cost is by the time you add the little extras that other options include that you need to actually do anything with it !!  :cheers:

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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2017, 11:32:08 am »
What the world needs is more Pi and PC emulation folks to cross over into the world of FPGA development!

That pi zero works great in a small container for the NES suite of games.  Great Christmas and birthday gift item.

put it inside a NES case

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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2017, 04:21:08 pm »
I built a Raspberry Pi 3 emulation station as a gift. Put it in a R2D2 Case. Going to take some lessons learned and build one for myself (I'll make a project announcement thread for kicks). The comicbook theme is tits. Total cost, not including R2, was around $85. All the controllers fit inside his body - it's storage and case all-in-one. I'm using magnets to hold his dome in place. Works better than any X86 PC emulation I've used. 

Hard to argue against the Pi's for an application like this. Pretty sure I couldn't pull this off with PC components

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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2017, 04:22:23 pm »
They are fine for what they are -- I just wish everyone would get off the - It's only $35 bandwagon and figure out what the total cost is by the time you add the little extras that other options include that you need to actually do anything with it !!  :cheers:
Ok, 35+power supply (10 max) + sd card (10) = 55... Compared to...?

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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2017, 04:27:43 pm »
I built a Raspberry Pi 3 emulation station as a gift. Put it in a R2D2 Case. Going to take some lessons learned and build one for myself (I'll make a project announcement thread for kicks). The comicbook theme is tits. Total cost, not including R2, was around $85. All the controllers fit inside his body - it's storage and case all-in-one. I'm using magnets to hold his dome in place. Works better than any X86 PC emulation I've used. 

Hard to argue against the Pi's for an application like this. Pretty sure I couldn't pull this off with PC components

Cool idea Lew!

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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2017, 07:52:09 pm »
I built a Raspberry Pi 3 emulation station as a gift. Put it in a R2D2 Case. Going to take some lessons learned and build one for myself (I'll make a project announcement thread for kicks). The comicbook theme is tits. Total cost, not including R2, was around $85. All the controllers fit inside his body - it's storage and case all-in-one. I'm using magnets to hold his dome in place. Works better than any X86 PC emulation I've used. 

Hard to argue against the Pi's for an application like this. Pretty sure I couldn't pull this off with PC components

See, that's the perfect.application for a Pi. I don't think anyone is going to argue with you there.
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2017, 08:15:13 pm »
you should remove the pi and put SNES classic guts inside.
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2017, 08:39:37 pm »
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2017, 09:04:10 pm »
If some of you guys have never bought a pi.

You should. Hell, just to check it out. Get a raspberry Pi 3 cana kit. Setup time is measured in minutes. It plays the classics perfectly.

I still use PC's in my arcade machines, but my console emulation is all done on the pi.

Good times are here again!

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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2017, 09:05:23 pm »
If some of you guys have never bought a pi.

You should. Hell, just to check it out. Get a raspberry Pi 3 cana kit. Setup time is measured in minutes. It plays the classics perfectly.

I still use PC's in my arcade machines, but my console emulation is all done on the pi.

Good times are here again!

It's all in fun, Lew. Seriously. I own a Pi, and a Nespi case.
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2017, 09:08:08 pm »
It's all in fun, Lew. Seriously. I own a Pi, and a Nespi case.

I'm totally out of the loop. Can't figure out if the Church of Pi people are impossible, or if the ol'crew is being a bunch of crabby patties.

Ok. I'm back to not caring.... even a little.

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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2017, 09:10:45 pm »
It's all in fun, Lew. Seriously. I own a Pi, and a Nespi case.

I'm totally out of the loop. Can't figure out if the Church of Pi people are impossible, or if the ol'crew is being a bunch of crabby patties.

Ok. I'm back to not caring.... even a little.

To recap -

Dudes ask about buying the SNES. Other dudes start saying "why would you spend XXX when for YYY you can do the same thing with a Pi!!1!"

Hilarity ensues.
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« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2017, 11:10:45 pm »
It's gotten totally out of hand. I was buying a toaster at Walmart, and some dude told me a Pi would toast bread better for less money.

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« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2017, 11:29:23 pm »
I was buying a Raspberry Pi and some guy said I should buy 2 Raspberry Pis instead.

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« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2017, 11:54:21 pm »
I'm totally out of the loop. Can't figure out if the Church of Pi people are impossible, or if the ol'crew is being a bunch of crabby patties.

Ok. I'm back to not caring.... even a little.
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To recap -

Dudes ask about buying the SNES. Other dudes start saying "why would you spend XXX when for YYY you can do the same thing with a Pi!!!"

Hilarity ensues.

This -- take a look at any thread/youtube video for the Nintendo Classics and it's filled with these - But most of them never mention YYY they just say $35 !  :cheers:

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« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2017, 01:32:31 am »
I threw away my phone... and just use my Pi for all communication. I'm F'n typing on my Pi right now.  Boom!  :blowup: :blowup: :blowup: :blowup: :blowup: :blowup:
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« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2017, 05:49:08 am »
Only losers type. I implanted a Pi in my brain. I am conveying this message over the internet telepathically.

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« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2017, 05:59:28 am »
Think this classes as my first troll thread [emoji23]

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« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2017, 09:11:12 am »
I am online using an Atari 2600.  You guys all look like posers and wannabe's from my bulletin board perspective of 9600 baud and piggybacked 4K ram chips.

So this weekend's big thing is the mini arcade machines at Cracker Barrel which are supposedly running an Arduino solution. 

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« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2017, 11:53:23 am »
Haha! Pi's sux!!!









Disclosure: I bought a Pi last night from Arrow Direct. $34.99 Shipped. I have an extra NESPi case and I'm going to build one for a friend. They're awesome for that!
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« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2017, 12:39:08 pm »
My last 2 were from Arrow direct.

What controllers are you going to use?

I ordered these initially - pretty price, but work well
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XWD8QQJ

I ordered these last time and they seem to be just as good
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MYUDDCV

I've bought a ton of controllers and many were stinkers. I even posted here looking for advice. All these sucked:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YVD3KM
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQN9CRU
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« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2017, 02:25:00 pm »
My last 2 were from Arrow direct.

What controllers are you going to use?

I ordered these initially - pretty price, but work well
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XWD8QQJ

I ordered these last time and they seem to be just as good
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MYUDDCV

I've bought a ton of controllers and many were stinkers. I even posted here looking for advice. All these sucked:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YVD3KM
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQN9CRU
several from AliExpress with URL's too long to post

Thanks for the links. For my buddy, he's going to use Xbox360 controllers. I like those SNES ones you linked for mine.

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Think this classes as my first troll thread [emoji23]
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« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2017, 06:59:42 pm »
I built a Raspberry Pi 3 emulation station as a gift. Put it in a R2D2 Case. Going to take some lessons learned and build one for myself (I'll make a project announcement thread for kicks). The comicbook theme is tits. Total cost, not including R2, was around $85. All the controllers fit inside his body - it's storage and case all-in-one. I'm using magnets to hold his dome in place. Works better than any X86 PC emulation I've used. 

Hard to argue against the Pi's for an application like this. Pretty sure I couldn't pull this off with PC components

How big is that?
Could an LED projector fit inside it?

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« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2017, 07:02:58 pm »
Only losers type. I implanted a Pi in my brain. I am conveying this message over the internet telepathically.

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« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2017, 07:04:13 pm »
Now you get the spirit of this thing. :cheers:

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« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2017, 07:47:19 pm »
I built a Raspberry Pi 3 emulation station as a gift. Put it in a R2D2 Case. Going to take some lessons learned and build one for myself (I'll make a project announcement thread for kicks). The comicbook theme is tits. Total cost, not including R2, was around $85. All the controllers fit inside his body - it's storage and case all-in-one. I'm using magnets to hold his dome in place. Works better than any X86 PC emulation I've used. 

Hard to argue against the Pi's for an application like this. Pretty sure I couldn't pull this off with PC components

How big is that?
Could an LED projector fit inside it?

I considered using a pico projector and shooting out the radar lens, but there were several concerns:

  • The projectors are spendy and have poor quality
  • It would take up space in the dome and I wouldn't be able to store the controllers inside
  • Concerned with the excess heat
  • Modding this R2 would involve some drillin-n-fillin and I didn't think the results would be worth it

Ultimately, I knew this would be played on a TV in a room without light control so HDMI output seemed the obvious choice.

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« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2017, 02:27:12 pm »
Pi 4 Lyf, bishes
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« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2017, 02:34:17 pm »
Pi 4 Lyf, bishes
What happened to you, you used to be so cool.  Now you're down with the Pi crowd and it's like I don't even know you anymore.

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« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2017, 02:38:11 pm »
Pi 4 Lyf, bishes

I regret not buying that case when it popped up. But whatever
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