Your own home arcade using RetroPie on Raspberry Pi 3 (Model B)

A couple weeks ago I wrote about messing around with the Raspberry Pi and how it made me a hobby hacker again. In that post I mentioned the desire to build an Emulation Station so Abby and I could play old video games. That project has become much more of a reality and has been increasingly enjoyable.

The RetroPie Emulation Station lives inside a little 3” x 5” black box on my entertainment stand. This little beauty contains every game console from Atari to PS1, including full MAME library, DOOM Engine (Yea!) DOS Box, the works. It cost about $80 and a few weekends full of patience and perseverance. The reward was well worth it, and fulfilled not only the childhood dream of having a working arcade in my house. It opened up worlds of possibilities in micro-comupting, I never knew were there.

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