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  • GBAFail

    RaspberryPi 3 touchscreen tablet build. Parts list included.

    It's a touchsceen raspberry pi tablet with an inline power switch. Make sure the power adapter is pluged into the pi, not the screen.
    In action:
    Parts to build this (all Amazon links):
    Total build cost: $150.88 + Tax

    Enjoy your Pi! :D UPDATE: This actually works fine with the canakit power suppy.
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  • GBAFail

    Moga controller + Android + RetroArch = Some pretty nice mobile emulation

    I used to have a WP and besides a few NES/GBA emulators, you really couldn't emulate much on it. I recently picked up a cheap $130 Android phone at Best Buy. The Samsung Galaxy Express Prime. It has a Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 Exynos 3475 Quad CPU, a Mali-T720 GPU, and 1.5GB of RAM. It's also running on the latest version of Android (6.0.1 Marshmallow). It also has a 720p super AMOLED screen. I typically get about 5-6 hours of screen on time. Now I've recently bought a Moga controller and downloaded RetroArch from the Play Store. I just have to say... WOW. This thing even plays PS1 games full speed and it was still cheaper then my 3DS (phone and controller combined). Honestly I haven't really used my 3DS in a month or two because the emulation is just so much better on my phone (and that's all I really used my 3DS for). Anyone looking to play emulated games on the go should seriously consider Android. It's cheap (around the same price as a 3DS for a phone and controller with decent performance), doesn't need to be jailbroken or hacked (unlike iOS and 3DS), and it just feels higher quality and polished (compared to 3DS emulators).

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  • GBAFail

    The Raspberry Pi 3 is a surprisingly versatile and fast little computer.

    I can't believe it's only $35. I'm running Ubuntu on my Pi (because Debian is for fedora wearing, hat tipping losers :ha: ) and it runs better then I ever imagined it would. I just got done playing SimCity 2000 in DOSBox with a couple of tabs open in Firefox at the same and it didn't slow down at all. I'm genuinely impressed. This computer is perfect for people who need a cheap machine for light web browsing and word processing.
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    Do you have a Pi? What OS do you run? What do you use it for? :D