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Title: Raspberry Pi micro arcade machine.
Post by: the_antithesis on March 08, 2013, 07:14:06 PM
LINK (http://http://spritesmods.com/?art=rpi_arcade&page=1)

(http://http://meuk.spritesserver.nl/foto/foto/misc15/tmb-IMG_0909_mod.JPG)

What is says on the tin. A Raspberry Pi (http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi) modded to fit in a mini arcade cabinet and runs MAME.

[youtube:3b1kna98]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5npkz0xY1fo[/youtube:3b1kna98]
Title: Re: Raspberry Pi micro arcade machine.
Post by: Kosh on March 08, 2013, 10:30:32 PM
Pretty neato! Been thinking about getting one to play with.
Title: Re: Raspberry Pi micro arcade machine.
Post by: pr126 on March 09, 2013, 03:40:54 AM
A miniature ZX Spectrum (http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum) (from 1982.)  
I did have a ZX 81.
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Post by: Fidel_Castronaut on March 09, 2013, 08:54:26 PM
Ha, that's cool. I've got one on my desk at work but never really used it for anything.
Title: Re: Raspberry Pi micro arcade machine.
Post by: _Xenu_ on March 09, 2013, 08:57:47 PM
Quote from: "Kosh"
Pretty neato! Been thinking about getting one to play with.
Who are you?
Title: Re: Raspberry Pi micro arcade machine.
Post by: Kosh on March 10, 2013, 11:13:05 PM
Quote from: "_Xenu_"
Quote from: "Kosh"
Pretty neato! Been thinking about getting one to play with.
Who are you?

God.
Title: Re: Raspberry Pi micro arcade machine.
Post by: _Xenu_ on March 10, 2013, 11:15:04 PM
Quote from: "Kosh"
Quote from: "_Xenu_"
Quote from: "Kosh"
Pretty neato! Been thinking about getting one to play with.
Who are you?

God.
A rather absent one, considering that I've never seen you before.
Title: Re: Raspberry Pi micro arcade machine.
Post by: Plu on March 11, 2013, 11:55:46 AM
Quote from: "_Xenu_"
Quote from: "Kosh"
Quote from: "_Xenu_"
Who are you?

God.
A rather absent one, considering that I've never seen you before.

Is there any other kind?
Title: Re: Raspberry Pi micro arcade machine.
Post by: Kosh on March 11, 2013, 01:20:32 PM
Quote from: "_Xenu_"
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God.
A rather absent one, considering that I've never seen you before.

I don't see how any of this is relevant for the thread. If you want to ask me who I am please do so through a PM. I'd rather not derail OP's thread.

In hindsight this should have been my first response to you. Instead of trying to be "cute",  sorry for that.
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Post by: Jutter on March 12, 2013, 09:54:54 PM
The Rasberry Pi is cute, but considering how android comes with devolper tools included, how nessecary an initiative is it education wise?
I think the R-Pi will mainly end up getting embraced by the hobbyist tech-crowd, intergrating it into whatever wild project they have in mind. Which I expect will give more cool results like this.

(By the way, the German Conrad stores really overprice the Pi.)
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Post by: Plu on March 13, 2013, 03:18:47 AM
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The Rasberry Pi is cute, but considering how android comes with devolper tools included, how nessecary an initiative is it education wise?

I'm guessing the price card helps quite a lot. From what I saw, it's only a $25 machine, even with developer tools included it might be hard to find an android box at that price. And it's affordable enough that you can buy one for each person in a class in school, so that everyone can play with them.
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Post by: NitzWalsh on March 13, 2013, 03:27:26 AM
Also Android is an operating system, not hardware. I don't know if they've succeeded yet, but there is a group trying to get Android to run on Raspberry Pi. So the major advantages with Raspberry Pi are cost, and being able to mess with hardware.
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Post by: Jutter on March 13, 2013, 07:44:34 AM
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The Rasberry Pi is cute, but considering how android comes with devolper tools included, how nessecary an initiative is it education wise?

I'm guessing the price card helps quite a lot. From what I saw, it's only a $25 machine, even with developer tools included it might be hard to find an android box at that price. And it's affordable enough that you can buy one for each person in a class in school, so that everyone can play with them.
I was thinking it would be an overabundance in classrooms where tablet computers have all but replaced the old backbreaker-schoolbag, and I was also thinking that's pretty much where things are headed on the long run.
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Post by: Plu on March 13, 2013, 08:19:06 AM
The advantage of a raspberry pie over a tablet is that you don't have to be afraid to muck it up with your software :P
They're also easier to solder extensions on to. But I see the point of the tablet taking stuff over for a lot of things.
Title: Re: Raspberry Pi micro arcade machine.
Post by: caseagainstfaith on March 13, 2013, 08:40:04 AM
Quote from: "Kosh"
I don't see how any of this is relevant for the thread. If you want to ask me who I am please do so through a PM. I'd rather not derail OP's thread.

Since you have been absent, if you might do a fresh intro thread.  Stick around, stay a while.
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Post by: the_antithesis on March 18, 2013, 11:52:13 PM
If I were to make one of these, it would probably look like this.

(http://http://www.miniarcade.com/img/games/coleco/pacman_game3.jpg)
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Post by: DunkleSeele on March 19, 2013, 04:08:05 AM
If you have an iPad (yuckkk...), you can get one of these:
(http://http://tagn.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/icadepicture.jpg?w=300&h=254)