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The RetroPie Project
The beginnings, goals, and how everything started with RetroPie.
The Safe Power Button for the Raspberry Pi
Game Controllers,Power Switch, and I/O for the Raspberry Pi
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 ControlBlockand the PowerBlockhere.
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.
Hi everyone! This is a short post about the compatibility of our boards with the new Raspberry Pi model. As you probably already have heard the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ was recently released. Compared [...]
The GamepadBlock is an Arcade and Original Game Controller USB Interface for your computer. It lets you connect your favourite arcade and original game controllers to your PC via USB. With the release of the GamepadBlock a few [...]
The GamepadBlock is an Arcade and Original Game Controller USB Interface for your computer. It lets you connect your favourite arcade and original game controllers. The firmware of the GamepadBlock can be updated via USB with the tool [...]
This tutorial explains the virtual COM port of the GamepadBlock. It can be used, for example, to switch the Controller Mode of the GamepadBlock. The Controller Mode itself is explained in more details and also [...]
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