Raspberry Pi Arcade Eumlator Price Out

Posted on Thu 28 July 2016 in general • Tagged with raspberry, pi, arcade, emulator, price, outLeave a comment

Update #1:

Today is the day I finally ordered my raspberry pi 3 model b, powersupply, and a 32GB SD card. I had an ich to get a bigger card, but then I came across this which led me to believe a 32GB card might be it's max and I don't want to pay more money only to find out it doesn't work.

List Of Items Purchased:

$36.00 - Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

$15.10 - SanDisk Extreme 32GB microSDHC

$9.99 - CanaKit 5V 2.5A Raspberry Pi 3 Power Supply

These three items tallied up to an exact: $61.09(including sales tax)

I'll have to get a case at another point and time. The one's on amazon wern't very appealing.

Original Article:

Last week, while I was on vacation, I got inspired by my Uncle to build an arcade emulator. Then, coming back to work I found a hacker news post about an article from coding horror detailing some of the specifics about raspberry pi based emulators. I figure the first step to see if I want to take on this project is to price out all of the hardware. Then depending on how much disposable income I can afford, I'll hopefully act upon this impulse thought.

Enjoy! :)

Raspberry Pi Kits:

$49.99 - Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit

Raspberry Pi:

$35.00 - Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

$36.00 - Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Power Supplies

$9.99 - CanaKit 5V 2.5A Raspberry Pi 3 Power Supply

Micro SD Cards:

$15.10 - SanDisk Extreme 32GB microSDHC

$12.99 - Samsung 32GB EVO Plus Class 10 Micro SDHC


$7.99 - SNES USB Controller

I've some xbox one controllers I can probably use.

Easiest Way To Install Docker On Linux

Posted on Fri 22 July 2016 in general • Tagged with docker, install, linux, easiestLeave a comment

Just run the command below to download and run a script from the docker website. It will figureout which install is approprate for your platform and everything! Isn't it sweet?

wget -gO- https://get.docker.com/ | sh

Enjoy :)

Getting Started with Pelican

Posted on Mon 27 June 2016 in How To • Tagged with using, pelican, python, virtualenv, getting, startedLeave a comment

I am new to pelican, so in reality this is just the steps I used to setup my pelican blog. Feel free to experiment and do things differently.

Create your virtual enviroment.

Anytime you are using python, you should always utilize a virtual enviroment. In this tutorial we will use virtualenv. This will prevent us from junking up our global install of python.

For first timers I suggest visiting the hitchhiker's guide to python, as they have a very comprehensive tutorial on getting started with virtual enviroments.

Install Pelican

Verify that your virtual enviroment is active so that we can start to install packages. Here we will install pelican and it's helper package Markdown.

pip install pelican Markdown

Pelican Quick Start

Now it's time to setup the site. Run the quick-start command and enter in details such as the site name and description.


Note: Make sure you decided on a catchy name!

Pick a Theme

Pelican comes with a default theme, which I personally dislike. It just doesn't capture my personality very well. Luckily there is a site called pelican themes that will give us a good selection of 3rd party themes we can use on our site.

I personally really like the flex theme. Clone the theme of your choice and prep for your first blog post. Make sure you setup your pelicanconf.py file as deamed via the README in the themes repo.

Create your first post

Write your first post in markdown and place it inside the content folder.

Compile your blog.

Time to have pelican generate your static HTML blog for you! Just run the command below.


Simply upload your output folder and enjoy!

Github Blogging

Posted on Thu 23 June 2016 in general • Tagged with blog, github, blogging, tech-fyi, new, first, postLeave a comment

Hello internet!

I'm just going to get stright to the point, I use to have a personal/tech blog @ tech-fyi.net but like bread, it got stale. I started it over 7 years ago when I was in high school. Since then, I have graduated with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Purdue and have moved on to more interesting things in life.

More soon. Don't forget to interact with me on Twitter!