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Microcenter has the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B onsale in store for $29.99. Add a filler item like the $0.19 jewel case below and add the $5 off $30 coupon to get the Pi 3 B for $25 plus tax.


http://www.microcenter.com/produc.../3_Model_B

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http://www.microcenter.com/produc...Jewel_Case

and then $5 off $30

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Damn, not shipping
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Damn, not shipping
For those without a MC nearby, unless you need one immediately, better to wait for the Arrow Electronics deals offered from time to time.

This has been the price of Pi3 at MC for the past year. I think, a better filler would be the PiZeroW for $5. Essentially getting a PiZeroW for Free.
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For those without a MC nearby, unless you need one immediately, better to wait for the Arrow Electronics deals offered from time to time.

This has been the price of Pi3 at MC for the past year. A better filler would be the PiZeroW for $5. Essentially getting a PiZeroW for Free.
Exactly what I will do, overall after knowing that we won't have a Raspberry Pi 4 until 2019.
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For those without a MC nearby, unless you need one immediately, better to wait for the Arrow Electronics deals offered from time to time.

This has been the price of Pi3 at MC for the past year. I think, a better filler would be the PiZeroW for $5. Essentially getting a PiZeroW for Free
Perfect.
The wife wants one of those retro gaming rigs.....and it looks like this is the cheapest way to go.
Now I just gotta figure out how to build/download everything.

They say any half wit can do it.......I will test that theory
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The coupon looks exactly like the Retail Me Not coupon. It looks like it was uploaded to that coupon link.. It should be a one time use coupon. Copies should fail. It is simpler to get the coupon from RMN or bring one along, just in case...

MC has had this deal for quite some time and often at $29.99. Arrow dot com deal is simular if it still alive and will ship.. If you do not have a MC, So Arrow should be a good option too..

As far as a filler to get the MC deal, Why not just get a free Pi Zero wireless with the $5 coupon? Who needs a cd case? Why not get $5 off a micro sd card? They had class 10 32gig ones for $10.
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MC has had this deal for quite some time and often at $29.99. Arrow dot com deal is simular if it still alive and will ship.. If you do not have a MC, Arrow should be agood option too..

As far as a filler to get the MC deal, Why not just get a free Pi Zero wireless with the $5 coupon? Who needs a cd case?

Exactly the gist what I said 3 posts above.

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For those without a MC nearby, unless you need one immediately, better to wait for the Arrow Electronics deals offered from time to time.

This has been the price of Pi3 at MC for the past year. I think, a better filler would be the PiZeroW for $5. Essentially getting a PiZeroW for Free.
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Exactly the gist what I said 3 posts above.
hehe I guess we all had the same idea typing at the same time.. lol..
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hehe I guess we all had the same idea typing at the same time.. lol..

Errm, my post was 20 mins before yours. Took you 20 mins to type that? Smilie
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Any good deals for case, power supply etc? What's the best controllers to get for retro gaming?
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You could add the Google AIY voice kit for $5

Scroll down a bit to see it
http://www.microcenter.com/site/c...w=aiy&rd=1
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Perfect.
The wife wants one of those retro gaming rigs.....and it looks like this is the cheapest way to go.
Now I just gotta figure out how to build/download everything.

They say any half wit can do it.......I will test that theory
its not that easy. im pretty good with computers. i spent many many hours trying to set one up. finally got it to work but my 2 NES 8bitdo bluetooth controllers doesnt work. i havent found time to figure out how to get it to work. i watched numerous videos on youtube and it still doesnt work. just prepare to be spending many hours.
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Damn, not shipping

Yea they are a little bit of a drive for me. I was about to buy one online for $35ish as saving $5 was not worth the drive. But $10 off, I made the drive and posted the deal here. nod
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What would be a great Power supply if I wanna stress the Raspberry?

Any recommendations?

I read today that should be 6.7 volts for mining or similar stress situation.

TIA
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its not that easy. im pretty good with computers. i spent many many hours trying to set one up. finally got it to work but my 2 NES 8bitdo bluetooth controllers doesnt work. i havent found time to figure out how to get it to work. i watched numerous videos on youtube and it still doesnt work. just prepare to be spending many hours.
It's gotten a lot easier, at least with the most recent Retropie. It took barely any effort at all for me to get it going on the RPi3 and recognizing my PS3 controller after I enabled the checkbox for Retropie to download the PS3 driver package. If you have a plug-in PS3 controller you have to do even less work...just plug it in.
Putting ROMs on is as easy as connecting to the shares on the Pi from another network device and copying them into the right emulator folder, then restart the emulator itself. Easy Peasy!

I guess you could use PiBakery to customize a Raspbian image or add RetroPi to BerryBoot but I just grabbed the most recent retropi image and burned it to the microSD alone, then popped it in the Pi3. Boot, config, ROMs, done! (I did use a USB keyboard and mouse for configuration but you don't have to). There is even an option for Kodi so you can game and switch to media management.

1) I read through this link [retropie.org.uk], grabbed the image for Pi2/3, extracted, and used Win32DiskImager in Windows to write it to the microSD.
2) Button config is pretty easy for the PS3 controllers. I know the 8bit-do Bluetooth was previously annoying but should no longer be in the most recent version.
3) For the PS3 Dual-shock you need to grab the "ps3controller" package, make sure your PS-whatever is OFF, reboot the Pi, and when it comes back up hold down the PS button on your controller until the lights flash. It will vibrate for a bit and should then pair with the Pi automatically. This link was useful - https://github.com/RetroPie/Retro...Controller
4) Emulators won't show up until you put ROMs in the proper folder. Other than that, it should be pretty obvious what to do!

*They keep having deals on the NES-style cases if you want to gift this RetroPi to someone and would like the case to fit the theme.
Good luck
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