If you are contemplating building your very own Raspberry Pi games console, this wall mounted Raspberry Pi 2 emulation station powered design that includes a little Arduino Uno hardware as well might be great inspiration.
Check out the video below to learn more about this Raspberry Pi games console which has been specifically designed as a children’s entertainment centre and is equipped with plenty of USB ports to connect controllers and extra peripherals if desired.
The build has been created by YouTuber user ‘buildxyz’ and allows his family to retain parental control over the amount of time their children spend playing video games, as well as allowing him to control the games they have access too. For more details on the Emulation Station software which has been used in this project jump over to the official website via the link below.
Emulation Station is a graphical and themeable emulator front-end that allows you to access all your favorite games in one place, even without a keyboard! Don’t like the look? An extensive theming system allows you to tweak how each individual screen looks to your heart’s content. Want to use an emulator we haven’t thought of yet? EmulationStation can work with virtually any program, even things that aren’t games!
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