Retro Consoles Reborn – Vectrex Raspberry Pi Mod (PiTrex) #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
The Vectrex was a console built into a vector display. If you are lucky enough to still have one, this pi cartride will emulate a huge library of games. GetConnected Media go over the console and the PiTrex upgrade.
You may think the old console sitting in your garage or attic has seen better days, but with the help of a Raspberry Pi you can now breathe new life into that Vectrex gathering dust.
From the official PiTrex page:
“The PiTrex cartridge replaces the CPU of the Vectrex video game console with the modern processing power of a Raspberry Pi Zero single-board computer. With an ARM CPU running at 1GHz and 512MB of RAM, this system is capable of emulating vintage vector arcade games. It also provides an easier, and much more powerful, environment for developing new games. Plus it can run Vectrex game ROMs loaded onto the Pi’s MicroSD card akin to a multicart, by running a modified version of the VecX emulator.”
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