[SATLUG] Raspberry Pi Project Ideas

Doug Mendizabal dougmendizabal at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 23:52:01 CST 2012

I hope I can get one.  I'm sure the first batch is going to sell out quick.
 Here's what I was thinking about doing with mine:  I inherited an old
X-Arcade (http://www.xgaming.com/) a while back.  Last year I replaced all
the buttons with happ competition buttons and fitted a couple of Sanwa
sticks.  Once I get the Raspberry Pi, I'm going to mount it inside the
stick, rewire the the whole thing to use USB (thinkinkg toodles or the
x-arcade usb pcb), then hopefully figure out a way to get the linux distro
to run mame on bootup so that I can have a portable mame machine that I can
plug straight into any TV. =D

But even if I don't get around to doing all that, I think just having one
to play around with would be fun.


On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 8:56 PM, Michael Endsley <
michael.endsley at collegeplus.org> wrote:

> Hey all,
> I and a flatmate of mine are considering getting a Raspberry Pi (open
> development board/computing hardware kind of like a Beagleboard -- a few
> members spoke of it at the last meeting), and I just thought it might be
> worth asking if anyone here has ideas for fun tinkering projects we could
> do with them around the apartment/workplace. Neither of us have messed with
> anything of the sort before, so suggestions are appreciated! We might have
> either Debian or Arch running on it.
> Thanks,
> - Michael
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