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Merry Christmas 2020

Merry Christmas 2020, In this article I'm going to show you how to adapt the official Raspberry Pi 3D RGB Xmas Tree to read a PNG file to apply a pattern to the lights on the tree, improving on the supplied official scripts.

Bad Snowman 2020

Without getting bogged down in detail, I thought I'd share a recent 3D Print which has proven popular amongst friends this festive period. What do you think? A festive 2020 winner?

Building a Pi-Hole

How would you like to browse the web with fewer adverts? Play mobile games on your phone or tablet without unnecessary ads? or even better, reduce the amount of tracking your devices collect of your browsing habits? Sound too good to be true? Probably, but you can give yourself an edge by building a very cheap and simple Ad and Tracking blocker for the cost of a of a round of drinks and a packet of crisps to build this project.

Joybox – A Joystick Alternative

Back in 1988, I had an idea, it was simple... There were a number of games designed for Joystick only, and back then, I much preferred a keyboard than a joystick. Mainly for the accuracy and the feel of keys rather than waggling a piece of plastic and metal...

Modern Day Old School?

I blitzed my way through any protection system I could lay my hands on, we had everything from Speedlock, Appleby, Bespoke, Turbo Loaders, Musical Loaders and the general gaming community wanted games transferred from cheaper cassettes to disks. It didn't take long before I developed a number of automated tools for cracking back in the day.

Manic Miner V1.6b Released

You wanted some updates to the Manic Miner 2D Game Engine, so here they are, and I've finally documented the config driven engine to! It's freeware and can not be used for commercial gain/money/bitcoin etc.

Old School Arcade – PiCade

Building the PiCade Mini Arcade Cabinet brought back so many memories of Arcades in the 80's and my final build is no exception.

Setting up a Pi-4b Gaming Rig – Part 1

Bored with Lockdown? Why not spice things up by building your own Retro Gaming Machine for the home? Today's Blog shows how to do this using the latest Raspberry Pi-4b and RetroPie.