Build a Retro Gaming Console: Adding Games to RetroPie

Now that we've built our retro gaming console, we can start adding games. RetroPie can play games from dozens of gaming consoles, from Atari to Dreamcast to all your arcade favorites. "Why can't I see them," you ask? Well, in short, they're hidden. Once you start adding games to the Raspberry Pi, the corresponding consoles … Continue reading Build a Retro Gaming Console: Adding Games to RetroPie

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Build a Retro Gaming Console: Installing RetroPie

"Build a Retro Gaming Console" is one of the most popular programs I have run at the library. In it, we build an old school video game console (ala Nintendo or Sega) from a Raspberry Pi computer. If you've read my Intro to Raspberry Pi and Raspbian article, you'll be familiar with the process of … Continue reading Build a Retro Gaming Console: Installing RetroPie

Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi: Personalize and Optimize

Basic Configurations Open the Terminal. Type raspi-config and hit Enter. This will open the Raspberry Pi configuration file. Below are a few things you may want to change to the default settings: Change User Password: Very important. The default password for all Raspberry Pis is "raspberry." This is well known. Change your default password! Network … Continue reading Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi: Personalize and Optimize

Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi: Raspbian Applications

If you do not already have Raspbian installed on your Raspberry Pi, check out the previous post, Intro and Setup. Applications If you've downloaded the version of Raspbian that includes its recommended software included, you'll find a list of application categories when you click on the Raspberry Pi icon in the top-left corner of your … Continue reading Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi: Raspbian Applications