With the recent release of the Raspberry Pi Pico, the number of projects you can do with a Pi just went up.
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I have yet to build anything with a Raspberry Pi, but I'm currently putting together a small parts list for a classic mini console to play all those old Sega Genesis games I have laying around!
Pi 4 Model B ✔️
Case with power adaptor and fan ✔️
128GB Micro SD card ✔️
Technical know-how to actually put it together..... ❌
Still working on my Plex Media server setup with Sonarr and Radarr automated features. I might post the guide later on but not sure yet 🤫
This is super rad! What game is it for?
That is really cool!
Thanks guys! The game is popular in Japanese arcades and is known as "Sound Voltex" There are a lot of similar games/clones which can be played at home such as "Unnamed Sound Voltex Clone" and "Kshootmania". Usually the controllers are a lot bigger than the one I've made here, but this little controller is basically my dev platform as I flesh out the firmware a bit more. Currently it functions by having each knob control the mouse's x or y axis, and each button is a keyboard input which is fairly standard for these types of games. This also means that nothing is stopping you from playing other rhythm games which use keyboard presses such as osu 4k, muse dash, and many more. With a little modification to the firmware, you can probably make this a macropad of sorts too.
Controller Case Files: https://github.com/speedypotato/Pico-SDVX
Pi Pico Firmware: https://github.com/speedypotato/Pico-Game-Controller
I've been using my Pi as a data logger. I can can have it watch something with sensors or simply making periodic IP requests and present the log as a web page that I can easily check with a web browser. The Pi does not require much power or space.
What have I not made with my Pi? I'm one of the foundational people in the Embedded Linux space. They make epic single function appliance servers and computers. Like some have said, gaming, data logging, remote sensing (not weather yet...yet...), and more. If the store actually HAD what the website claimed they had in inventory, I'd have bought a CM4 and carrier configuration today when I made my first and sadly abortive attempt at a 3D printer "upgrade" (Mainly only in print volume...) and used it to develop Vision stuff with an added on EdgeTPU. (I did say I was an Embedded Linux guy? I maintain several active things for Yocto and other embedded solutions...including machine learning layers for Yocto.)
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