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Be creative day

Since last week my and @Antilopa did some weekly planning to make sure we have dedicated enough time to all the projects, but also our family and hobbies (our projects are our hobbies also). We are still not there yet in terms of keeping to the schedule, but in few weeks we should be more accustom if we continue.

Saturday evenings are are dedicated to being creative. Whether its building something, 3d printing, prototyping, painting, drawing or whatever, we force ourself to be creative.

So tonight I'm going to:
- 3D print casing for PiGRRL-Zero we are building for our kid
- Get the PS3 like controller working with my #aquabox project and get the RetropieX86 launch and display the entire game library
- Play around and break #AndHub android hubzilla app
Still havent manage to get the ps3 controller to talk with my PC (hate the fact i need to use ubuntu 16.04 with retyropie).

But printer, thought seemed broken, I managed this morning to find a cause and fix it. Printed nice PiGRRL Zero case. Next is to solder all the electronics together, and see how it fits. Eventually we are going to use "glow in the dark pla" and do some mods like adding stereo jack out and rear camera.
Deploying retropie x86 on my desktop

Since I moved entirely to laptop as my main machine (thinkpad x220t with 16GB RAM, dockingstation and 2x24" screens) I thought I would turn my desktop into a game console. The idea is to install retropie with my library of 8bit 16bit games (amiga, c64, snes, nes, sega, mame etc), plus my steam games and more recent emulators like ps1, ps2, xbox, saturn, nintendos etc. As I always wanted to convert typical desktop into aquarium mineral oil cooled machine, I think this project seems to be the best suited for just that.
You can follow #aquabox tag (or category on my wall) if you want to see progress.

Right now compiling all the emulators:
#retropie #retro #diy #aquabox #emulation

I guess most of xbox games have been released on windows too. I havent check if there is an emulator though I assume there is something.
outlaw golf, circa 2002. xbox. would be fun to have that working

Best emulator for Xbox era games is probably Dolphin, which does an excellent job of emulating Gamecube and Wii games, especially if your GPU can do Vulkan.