RetroPie Project – Case Completion
I’m happy with the case so far. It currently features the following:
- [Rear I/O] – RJ45 CAT5e socket
- [Rear I/O] – HDMI 1.3a socket
- [Rear I/O] – Micro USB socket
- [Front I/O] – 2x USB 2.0 sockets
- Hardware Reset using original Master System II top shell button
- SD Card Reader mounted underneath cartridge slot cover
- Internal CSR Bluetooth 2.0 USB Adapter – 100m
Whilst reading the Raspberry Pi forums, I came across an interesting topic discussing a P6 PIN header to perform a hardware reset: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=58754
Finding no spare two PIN headers in my components tub, I ventures over to eBay to find the cheapest seller for 2.54 mm pin headers…..which are sold in strips of 40…..in quantities of 2…..at least I’ll have spares.
I decided after viewing other people’s projects over at PetRockBlog’s forums that my Raspberry Pi could also do with a unique themed gaming case.
I quite liked the idea of a Nintendo Entertainment System, but they are difficult and quite expensive to come by when you decide you want one: eBay £25+, scratched / broken / missing cover and wee coloured (pun intended).
Inspired by others, I decided I wanted to have a go at a RetroPie build using one of the best things to occur in the world of hobbyist computing since the BBC Micro and Commodore C16/C64 – the Raspberry Pi.
I was already proficient with RetroArch on Linux Mint Debian Edition, Ubuntu, Android and Windows – so getting set up and running was quite simple.
My Raspberry Pi B Rev. 512MB arrived on 12th December 2013.