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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

  • ControlBlock Update

Update for the ControlBlock Driver with Many New Features

We just released an update for the driver of the ControlBlock! What does this mean for you? More functionalities! More specifically, the updates contain: 4-player support Multiple ControlBlocks can be stacked on top of each [...]

  • Soft power button PowerBlock Top View

New Revision of the PowerBlock: Increased Flexibility

The PowerBlock is a small support shield for the Raspberry Pi that provides a power switch functionality. Recently, we have updated the design of the PowerBlock such that it now offers an even greater flexibility [...]

RetroPie 3.3 Released

After rolling new images, fixing bugs, re-rolling we are finally there: RetroPie 3.3. […]

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