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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
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

  • GamepadBlock

Tutorial: GamepadBlock with Debian / Ubuntu

This is a post as part of a tutorial series about getting to start with the GamepadBlock. In this tutorial we will learn how to use the GamepadBlock with Debian or Debian-based distributions like Ubuntu. Preparation [...]

  • GamepadBlock

Tutorial: GamepadBlock with Raspbian

This is a post as part of a tutorial series about getting to start with the GamepadBlock with various images for the Raspberry Pi. In this tutorial we will learn how to use the GamepadBlock [...]

Tutorial: PowerBlock with OSMC

Introduction This is a post as part of a tutorial series about getting to start with the PowerBlock with various images for the Raspberry Pi. In this tutorial we will [...]

Tutorial: PowerBlock with RetroPie

This is a post as part of a tutorial series about getting to start with the PowerBlock with various images for the Raspberry Pi. In this tutorial we will learn how [...]

  • Tutorial: PowerBlock with Raspbian

Tutorial: PowerBlock with Raspbian

This is a post as part of a tutorial series about getting to start with the PowerBlock with various images for the Raspberry Pi. In this tutorial we will learn how [...]

  • Quick Install Script for the PowerBlock

Quick Installation Script for the PowerBlock

Making the PowerBlock ready to go becomes even easier! The installation of the PowerBlock driver is now a one-liner. We summarised the installation steps that are needed for installing the PowerBlock [...]

Quick Installation Script for the ControlBlock

We realized that the installation of the ControlBlock driver could be simplified. Therefore, we created an installation script that does all the needed steps for compiling, installing the binary, and configuring the ControlBlock service for [...]

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