News New Raspberry Pi out today for just £23

The third generation single-board computer is now available in the A+ format

By Becky Cunningham, last updated Nov 15, 2018.
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    New Raspberry Pi out today for just £23 - The third generation single-board computer is now available in the A+ format

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    Yea this is extremely affordable computing. The only thing is you need a case and peripherals.
     
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    It's interesting that they've changed the form factor. I wonder if this is going to be the case for all of their future models, as it's a big change if so.

    I'm all for it tbh, as long as they stick with the new size for a few years at least.
     
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    Has anybody here ever set up an old console games emulator on a Pi? I ask this as I see a fair few 'retro' consoles on sale now including a Sega Megadrive clone with lots of old Sega games installed.

    But then I read that there's a Pi App named RetroPie or similar and it would probably be cheaper and more fun to make a Pi Machine with an emulator and some ROMs.

    So, anybody ever tried this?
     
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    I think I did this when the very first RPi came out, but more as a novelty. The newer versions of the RPi will have a ton of power for emulation and would work really well. For ~£30 you should be up and running with something that will emulate a ton of consoles :). I think you can even get USB controllers that look just like the NES/Sega ones if you like.

    Are you thinking of using one and plugging it in to your TV via HDMI, or making one with a built-in screen and use it for handheld games?

    I really like RPi's - I've got quite a few running now :D.
     
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