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Does anyone build custom Raspberry Pi Units (ready to play)?


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#1 TaskenLander OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 15, 2018 7:38 PM

Hi,

I am looking for someone to build me and configure a custom Raspberry Pi. I am not tech savvy in the least. Can pay via paypal.

 

Thanks in advance if you are able to help (or can at least point me in the right direction of someone who is),

Michael 



#2 mr_me OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2018 5:34 AM

There are places where you can download retropie sd-card images complete with game rom files. All you have to do is write one image file to your sd-card and it's ready to play. What systems are you looking for?

#3 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2018 5:39 AM

There are ebay sellers for this, too.

What you'll miss is he learning process. Without a clue how anything is put together, you won't be able to update or tweak it, let alone fix something if you accidentally misconfigure something with a controller.

It's not difficult to roll your own, but if you really "can't," you'd be better off with a commercial Flashback or Mini console.

#4 atarifan88 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2018 6:37 AM

There is a guy on here who upgrades Intellivision Flashbacks so you can load games onto the system.  You can also turn on a Colecovision option and load games in for it as well.  Not sure if you were looking for those systems?



#5 Swami ONLINE  

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Posted Mon May 21, 2018 6:01 PM

For the budget minded, it is often much cheaper to buy from someone who buys in bulk and mass-produces than to pay for individual parts to build yourself, but you have to do a little research to make sure you are not getting rooked or hornswaggled.



#6 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 22, 2018 7:08 AM

What you'll miss is he learning process. Without a clue how anything is put together, you won't be able to update or tweak it, let alone fix something if you accidentally misconfigure something with a controller.

 

It's important to learn the basics and have some familiarity. Even if something doesn't break, you'll eventually want to tweak something to work this way instead of that way.






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