It is finally finished!
My project is done. And I’m proud of the result.
It plays more than 100 emulators, like Amiga, Arcade, Atari, Commodore64, DreamCast, Nintendo and more 10.000 total games. You can play games with two persons at the same time. It has two joysticks and twelve play buttons.
Arcade games only work after inserting 50 cents a credit. Other games are free to play. It has two 400W speakers and a volume button. (Because my girlfriend told me to install one)
At the back side there are three external USB connectors and two external network connections. One for the Raspberry Pi 3 and one for an external harddisk. But an external harddisk is optional. I currently use a 128Gb SD Card which at the time is sufficient for all the games.
The software I use is RetroPie which I tweaked to my satisfaction.
The stickers are designed by me and I even changed the internal theme of the RetroPie so that it matches the external design. On the background the theme song of Leisure Suit Larry plays. (Which is quite annoying after an hour – I’m glad I listened to my girlfriend and installed a volume button)
Inside, the power connection goes to one socket, which will go to a WiFi socket and then to multiple sockets. I did some tricks with my Google Home, IFTTT.com and a PoSH server (Powershell server) so that when I shout : “Turn off Larry”, first the Raspberry Pi shuts down and then the power is disconnected. When I shout “Turn on Larry” everything starts offcourse.
Did I mention that I’m proud of myself yet?
Now it’s play time !