- richParticipant05/06/2015 at 00:06Post count: 10
New to all of this. I’m going to be hooking up a pi to the inside of a PAL SNES for an authentic gaming experience. I have a good idea what I’m doing, and about to order a controlblock
Just one question though – what is the micro-USB socket on the controlblock for? Does that share the power with the Pi? Or is it needed for the controlblock to function at all?
I plan on hooking the controlblock up to the power/reset buttons and to the LED as well as the controllers.
If its the case that it needs to be powered along with the pi, then a single usb micro power supply won’t do the job will it? So what’s the best alternative?
Thanks!petrockblogKeymaster05/07/2015 at 22:00Post count: 1828
A single micro USB power supply is sufficient. You use the micro USB socket from the ControlBlock to power the RPi and have the power switch functionality.
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