For this project I decided to use Raspberry Pi to build RetroPie. I chose this project because I’ve always enjoyed video games and being able to play games from my childhood would be cool.

RetroPie lets you turn your Raspberry Pi into a retro-gaming machine. It has classic computer and game consoles including Arcade, Atari, Genesis, Nintendo 64, Sega, Super Nintendo, PlayStation, Game Boy advance, Nintendo DS, and many more.

Products used:

Raspberry Pi 3 kit from the library:

  • Raspberry Pi 3
  • Raspberry Pi Case
  • HDMI cable
  • Wireless mini keyboard
  • Pi on/off switch
  • Micro SD card
  • USB Micro SD Card Reader
  • Micro USB Power Supply
  • Video Game Controller
  • USB keyboard
  • USB mouse

I got some additional parts on my own:

  • Ethernet cable
  • 64 GB USB flash drive
  • Smart TV

Resource list:

https://troypoint.com/setup-retropie-raspberry-pi-3/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-90D8AB4phk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaQoI6s0RWE&t=328s

https://retropie.org.uk/docs/

Conclusion:

I enjoyed this project! It was frustrating at first trying to set up the WIFI, but after ditching that route and the flash drive option. I switched to using an ethernet cable and accessed the RetroPie server on my laptop to transfer ROMs to my Raspberry Pi, then everything worked properly. After those small fixes, it felt nice to finish it.

Categories: RetroPie

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