Any chance we can start a Raspberry pi section?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by 6adget, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. 6adget

    6adget Advanced Member

    Sep 12, 2016
    United States
    Sacramento, Ca.
    As the title states, can we have a RPI section? They are really great at running older game system emulators, and a lot of other things related to the gaming world. I understand that most of the people here do not even own one, but that might change if people were able to read what all they can do. Thoughts?
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  2. SomecallmeBerto

    SomecallmeBerto The Anti-Hero

    Dec 17, 2014
    United States
    I think this is a good idea. You will need to ask a mod

  3. yusuo

    yusuo GBAtemp Addict

    Oct 19, 2006
    I would also like this, be good to have OS help as well as mini project how to's
  4. Bubsy Bobcat

    Bubsy Bobcat sipp

    Jul 8, 2015
    I thought the Pi was nothing more than a tiny Linux machine
  5. raystriker

    raystriker Alpha PC Builder

    Dec 28, 2011
    True, it's just a very small programmable computer with your average ARM smartphone specs- well, the latest Pi at least.
  6. Jack Daniels

    Jack Daniels GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 6, 2016
    it is, as is nes mini...
  7. J-Machine

    J-Machine Self proclaimed Pog champion

    Aug 25, 2011
    A concrete Igloo
    I would expand this to all similar boards like orange pi and odroids but like bubsy said these are linux machines and you can run retropi on a pc or laptop. Would still be nice to have specific support to help dispel confusion though
  8. 6adget

    6adget Advanced Member

    Sep 12, 2016
    United States
    Sacramento, Ca.
    Well, yes it can run Linux, android, and win 10 without it's GUI. There are all in one OS's with emulators and a nice front end. they can be used for a lot of other cool things related to gaming. I have a bunch throughout my house. I use one for each TV to run Kodi, and each one also runs retropie.
  9. Meteor7

    Meteor7 Guess where this thumb goes.

    pip Contributor
    Jun 9, 2014
    United States
    New Jersey
    I agree. Maybe with a dedicated spot where people can post about the Pi, we could see some beneficial growth/forks on programs for it. Who knows, maybe we can get some better emulation software for it that doesn't produce so much input lag.
  10. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

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    I forgot
    As much as I love my Pi(s), I see no reason why we should have an entire section or subsection for it when the number of threads we get for the Pi (or mini PC boards in general) is minuscule and it fits just fine in the Computer Technology section on its own.

    It'd make sense if we kept getting a few dozen threads every month about Pi-related things, but they only barely trickle in. I mean, if you searched for threads with "Raspberry Pi" in the title you get a whole 60 results.
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  11. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong Unamused frog

    Former Staff
    Apr 18, 2008
    DS Scene
    Yeah there doesn't seem to be huge demand, plus the Pi has its own dedicated forums etc. If anything we could have a micro pc section or something (seeing as there are many pi like devices around) if there was a demand, which there isnt much of really.
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