- g0nz0ukParticipant04/21/2015 at 22:43Post count: 310
Is there are recommended guide on controller we should buy for our Raspberry Pi when used in a bartop? I read many say the ipac2 is the best, USB is slow, and possible issues with the GPIO.
What are you using and can recommend for a 2 player bartop?
ThankspetrockblogKeymaster04/22/2015 at 07:03Post count: 1828
The ControlBlock is an option for a bartop project: http://www.petrockblock.com/2014/12/29/controlblock-power-switch-and-io-for-the-raspberry-pi/g0nz0ukParticipant04/22/2015 at 08:24Post count: 310
So what is the difference between this and a ipac2?
Looks good btw, anyone tested it with 2 joysticks in mame?petrockblogKeymaster04/22/2015 at 10:48Post count: 1828
I would say that the main differences are that
– the ControlBlock also contains a power switch functionality
– the ControlBlock is an extension board for the RPi and directly communicates with the RPi via some of the GPIO pins and not, like the Ipac, via USB. Whether this is beneficial or not for you depends on your preferences.
There is also a video on the ControlBlock page mentioned above that shows the use of two arcade controller sets with the ControlBlock.
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