In January 2017 I learned about RetroPie and RaspberryPi emulation. I first started off creating a RaspberryPi that connected to my TV and used the Wii PRO Controller. I’ve always been into emulating old classic consoles however it never seemed right playing them on my phone or computer. After I tested different images and different components I started reading up on bar top arcades.
In March of 2017 I’ve watched tons of Youtube videos and joined several different Facebook groups where users have already created their own bartops. I started to plan out and piece everything I would need to purchase to make a complete RetroPie Bartop Arcade machine.
My bartop arcade is running a RaspberryPi Model 3 board using RetroPie/EmulationStation/HyperPie
If you are using your RaspberryPi / RetroPie and you would like an easy way to reboot from your computer you can easily write the following command to a Windows bat script.
If you prefer you can skip all this and download the already assembled BAT file below.
Step 1. Open up a note pad copy the commands below.
plink -ssh -l pi -pw raspberry retropie sudo reboot exit
Step 2. Click on File -> Save As (Be sure under Save as type you choose “All Files“) so it does not save as a .TXT document.
Step 3. Now you can simply double click the bat file and I believe it will Reboot all RaspberryPi’s connected to your network.
When I was creating my PiGrrl Zero plus with sound I had several helpful documents that I made to map out the pins on the GPIO.
I was cleaning up files on my computer and before I deleted them I wanted to post them.
The picture below is the mapping of a RaspberryPi B board.
This is the wiring setup for the PiGRRL Zero Plus board.
This is a diagram I created to help easily wire everything to the GPIO.