petrockblock.com – New Fun Stuff for Technics Enthusiasts
Game Controllers,Power Switch, and I/O for the Raspberry Pi
The Safe Power Button for the Raspberry Pi
The RetroPie Project
The beginnings, goals, and how everything started with RetroPie.
Welcome at petrockblock!
At petrockblock you can find various topics from the world of microelectronics, tinkering, software development, and other related topics. You find our popular Raspberry Pi add-on boards ControlBlock and PowerBlock here as well as the GamepadBlock, our multi-platform USB interface for arcade and original game controllers.
This site is also the birth-place of RetroPie, the popular retro-gaming project for the Raspberry Pi. You can find articles about the original idea and articles of the first years of the project here.
The PowerBlock, a popular soft power button for the Raspberry Pi, got updated! It can now handle more energy hungry accessories due to its re-designed power circuitry with dedicated power switch IC and nearly [...]
If you are looking for a power button solution for your Emteria.OS project that makes use of a Raspberry Pi then look no further: The PowerBlock now supports Emteria.OS. Emteria.OS describes itself [...]
Our popular add-on boards for the Raspberry Pi “PowerBlock” and “ControlBlock” are fully compatible with the Raspberry Pi 4 now. In a recent post we wrote about the observation that the current ControlBlock and [...]
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