For my project I decided to create a RetroPie system, as I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to older games. RetroPie is an open-source operating system which transforms your Raspberry Pi into a versatile retro gaming console. I have already emulated numerous games in the past for the NES, SNES and N64, so naturally this was right up my alley.

The Raspberry Pi Kit that I checked out in the library includes a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B in a Black CanaKit case, an On/Off Switch, a Micro USB Power Supply, a USB microSD Card Reader, a 32GB microSD Card, a Mini Wireless Keyboard w/ Touchpad, and an HDMI Cable. The kit does not include the Flash Drive needed to install the games, nor does it contain the computer keyboard I used to control the games. I was required to provide these resources on my own. I only used one YouTube tutorial (link) while making this project, which covered how to install RetroPie, configuring your controls, and how to install Games onto your Pi.

Although I had some trouble setting up my controls (eventually ditching the Mini Wireless Keyboard), this was an incredibly fun, but challenging project to work on. RetroPie offers a convenient and enjoyable way to re-live classic gaming, and its extensive customization options have made it a very satisfying project to complete.


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