EmulationStation - the GUI menu that lets you browse between emulator systems (e.g. Nintendo, Sega Genesis, PlayStation 1, ...) and select ROMs to play. This then loads the correct emulator to play that ROM.
RetroArch - the emulator used by most systems within the RetroPie
ES-Scraper - the game box cover art and information scraping utility.
In MS Windows, you can insert the SD card, and load the image. However, the main folder with the ROMs are on an Ext4 file system, so you need a special tool to be able to add files directly this way (e.g. PlayStation ROMS):
Fix Issue – RetroPie Freeze at the Splash Screen - Corrupt SD Card File System
Sometimes if you are directly writing files to the SD card as described above, or if you unplug the NinTastic without first shutting it down, the SD card’s file system can get a little messed up causing this problem. No worries, its an easy fix.
Plug regular USB keyboard into Raspberry Pi, and reboot (pull power plug and plug back in).
At frozen splash screen Press F4 to breakout of freeze into command prompt. Then type these two commands (pressing enter afterward):
fsck.ext4 -y /dev/mmcblk0p2
sudo shutdown -h now
Note, you might have to sortof type in blind. Screen might be weird, but trust that your typing is actually being entered.
To expand SD card image to take up remaining space on the SD Card. Example, you have a 16GB SD card .img file you’ve put onto a 32GB SD card. To expand the filesystem to take advantage of the rest of the space:
pick "1" to expand SD card filesystem
The NinTastic case for a Raspberry Pi prints in 3 pieces that can easily snap together:
First, print all 3 pieces (top, bottom, and flap).
Insert your Raspberry Pi into the Bottom piece. Raspberry Pis can be bought here:
Carefully attach the Top to the Bottom. Start from the back and work your way to the front for sliding in the little snaps that will hold the Top and Bottom together. I suggest fitting in the corners in this order:
Back – HDMI side
Back – non-HDMI side
Front – non-HDMI side
Front – HDMI side
Carefully slide the Flap into the Top, line up with 2 holes already in the Top piece.
Two color flap (different color NinTastic logo)
Done by printing face up (with rafts and supports), and pausing print at 96% to switch out filament for different color. As soon as it starts to print the NinTastic logo, pause the printing. Guide on doing this:
Remember to come back and post what you've printed as Make.
It's good for the designer and the community (that means you)!
To post a Make, come back to this Thing and click Post a Make.
Or, you can use the Thingiverse Mobile app found on
and the Apple App Store.