The Raspberry Pi/Mini PC Thread

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Re: The Raspberry Pi/Mini PC Thread

Post by melancholy » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:39 pm

As cool as that is, the fact that it doesn’t have WiFi or Bluetooth means you need a couple of extra adapters to get it working with the same functionality as a Raspberry Pi. And only 1 USB port, you would have to keep switching. It’s a fast little board, but for the price it just wouldn’t be worth it.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:46 pm

Yeah it's too expensive to get just for emulation, unless you really want good N64 emulation.

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Re: The Raspberry Pi/Mini PC Thread

Post by Hawq » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:54 am

anyone with a pi 3b have a way to fix it not switching on? mines refusing to power up now (better to ask in here, forgot about this thread earlier) & when I say it aint switching on I mean there are no status loghts at all, thinking it may be buggered

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Re: The Raspberry Pi/Mini PC Thread

Post by Hawq » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:30 am

hmm looking around it may be that its not getting enought juice, also had a message on screen as I was trying o set it up using my phone chager (since the lead it came with wont even turn it on anymore) think I'll head into town tomorrow & ask if they have the right one as they obviously gave me the wrong power thing

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Re: The Raspberry Pi/Mini PC Thread

Post by melancholy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:54 am

Yeah, it will require a voltage higher than a phone charger. If you happen to have one of those bigger tablet chargers laying around, try that.

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Post by Hawq » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:20 am

tried my tablet lead & it turned on but still complained about not enough power, just hoping I dont need to spend anout 8 quid or so to get one from somewhere online, of course that all asssumes I can get CEX to give me a power adabtor that works (though this is the store with yo-yo prices on stuff when other shops in town run low on items so who knows) just gotta make a note of whats needed before I go back. Then comes the fun of figuring out how to set it up right, suspect the power issues may be hanpering it atm though the tiny text doesnt help with my eyesight & reading these days

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Post by Hawq » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:41 am

dear god, just read what that plug said 5v (close to the 5.1 at least) & max amp output 0.15 I'm amazed it even powered the Pi once, guess the cex staff just grabbed any old usb cable & thought 'duh thatll be good enough' hope I can get a correct one from them

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Post by Hawq » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:40 am

well they had no power supply that fit so its buy online or return it & save for one preloaded with emulatiopn station & a ton of games (admittidly a far easier option than doing it all myself but also more expensive)

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Post by Roofus » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:12 am

Dr. Zoidberg wrote:

Figures since I just got my original NESPi case. :olol:

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Re: The Raspberry Pi/Mini PC Thread

Post by Calavera » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:39 pm

How many people here have Raspberry Pi? For those that do, what do you use it for? Mostly emulation? Custom case or just a loose board?
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Post by melancholy » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:25 pm

I have 3. One as a RetroPie, one as a VPN server for PIA, and one as a Plex server. Have been thinking of grabbing a forth to use as a security camera.

As for the cases, they all have a case and are a mix of Amazon cheap cases and custom 3D printed cases.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:27 pm

We've got a heap of them here. Some RPi1s were given to us by people that didn't use them.

I'm using a RPi3 with a case bought online with RetroPie. A Pi Zero which I got to use with a Pi Grrl Zero handheld which I never finished. 3D printed the case but haven't gotten around to buying all the bits and pieces for it.

My brother has a bunch out in the garage, one I think is being used with the 3D printer.

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Post by melancholy » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:12 am

Dr. Zoidberg wrote:My brother has a bunch out in the garage, one I think is being used with the 3D printer.
I’ve been thinking of doing that myself with my Creality printer. Getting a little camera to monitor the print and everything. I just haven’t messed with it yet, or even know if I would use it enough to bother setting all that up.

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Re: The Raspberry Pi/Mini PC Thread

Post by melancholy » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:58 pm

So tonight I was out shopping and found a Pi-like device made by Asus called the Tinker Board. It’s the exact same board layout as the Pi (which means I can use the same case) and RetroPie is compatible with it. But it’s nearly twice as fast, which means N64 has a good shot at running many games full speed. At $60, it seemed like a pretty good deal, so I bought it. I’m going to attempt updating my current RetroPie build and then putting the SD card into the Tinker Board to see if it just works. If not, I’ll have to begin the long process of rebuilding my RetroPie collection.

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Re: The Raspberry Pi/Mini PC Thread

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:25 pm

Interesting. Looks like it runs N64 pretty well judging by YT videos.

You can get Tinker Board images from here:

https://www.arcadepunks.com/front-end-downloads/

And there's a FB group with images here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/951868578303407/

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Re: The Raspberry Pi/Mini PC Thread

Post by melancholy » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:11 pm

I saw the Arcade Punks link, but it’s a front end the guy made for the Android build. I’d rather stick to RetroPie because it’s just so much simpler to configure and play.

As I guessed, it wasn’t as simple as plugging my SD from the Pi and hoping it boots. I will have to rebuild for the Tinker Board. But at least I found an easy way to move my ROMsets over by booting into Raspbian and copying it all to a flash drive of the same size.

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Re: The Raspberry Pi/Mini PC Thread

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:20 pm

Alrighty.

Just saw this on the FB page, it's the Tinker Board RetroPie SD Card/emmc install DIY with download links. You probably won't need it but I've stuck it on Pastebin if you do.

https://pastebin.com/bcr9CxX4

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Re: The Raspberry Pi/Mini PC Thread

Post by Calavera » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:21 pm

It is crazy that these don't have the power to run N64 games at full speed. I figured they could handle it no problem.
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