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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.

PowerBlock Top View
PowerBlockling
ControlBlock
GamepadBlock
ExtensionBlock

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.

Enjoy your stay on our sites!

petrockblock team

 

Recent Posts on petrockblock

  • PowerBlockling

Tiny Power Button for Raspberry Pi

Are you looking for a tiny power button solution for your Raspberry Pi that provides safe shutdowns? You only want a small button to turn off and on your Raspberry Pi without the need [...]

  • Emteria

PowerBlock: A Safe Power Button for Emteria.OS

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 [...]

  • PowerBlock RPi 4 compatible

Our Boards Compatibility with the Raspberry Pi 4

The Raspberry Pi 4 was recently released. This post is about our boards and their compatibility with the Raspberry Pi 4. Are our extension boards like the PowerBlock or the ControlBlock compatible with it? The [...]

  • powerblock_video_instruction

PowerBlock now with Support for Windows 10 IoT Core

Windows 10 IoT Core is Microsofts offer for developing embedded devices while staying within the whole Microsoft ecosystem. Besides various other hardware platforms you can find the Raspberry Pi as one of those boards that [...]

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