CNET Top 5: Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
looks like we got 2 slots in the top 5!
A funny thing happens when the price of a pocket sized computer comes down to $35. If you’re creatively inclined, at least, you start to wonder what kinds of projects you could make with an almost disposable computer
My vote for the number one use for a Raspberry Pi, a retro game console.
There’s the Cupcade, the Super Game Pi, the Pi Girl Gameboy, and about a hundred other retro console emulation projects out there.
And that’s just for the original Pi.
The Pi 2, has already been seen emulating PS1 games.
So get ready for a whole new wave of Pi gaming projects.
And because the Pi works out of the box with USB gamepads, HDMI output, and built-in audio, it’s just an irresistible project for gamers.
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