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Hello! Present yourself here!

Post by Admin » Sun 11 Dec 2016 14:47

Hello guys,

I'm Pierre here, 8BCraft maker. I live in Paris in France and I love to make new things.
My main job is a startup called LOMA Innovation that I created with 2 friends, we are working on shape-changing plastic polymers.
I have been working on arcade stations on my spare time for some time, I first did the coffee table, then a few cases for friends, then I started working on the handheld RaspiBoy.

Personnaly I think the coffee table is a lot of fun, when I make an evening at home we always end up playing some crazy games. But as the kit would have been around 400€ I am not sure that it would have been a success on kickstarter. Therefor I found out a much more affordable option which is the handheld!

I first did a prototype that is quite a mess under the cartridge, then when I saw that people liked it I started to work on the final kit!

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Post by richard007_1999 » Sun 11 Dec 2016 16:00

Names Richaed, currently in the UK. Been playing with raspberry pi for past 4 years.
Also Pi certified.
This is a great project. Already built a pi powered Arcade maxhine, was looking at doing a hand held version then came across your kickstarter.

Very impressed.

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Post by buzz » Sun 11 Dec 2016 19:11

i'm buZz, collector of ARM devices that end up in boxes collecting dust :D happy to add raspiboy to it \o/

(k, bit longer)

from netherlands, founding member of local hackerspace ( http://nurdspace.nl/ ) , bughunter as dayjob , dev of some stuff @ https://github.com/buzztiaan , 3d model some stuff @ http://www.thingiverse.com/buZztiaan/designs , way too much videospam @ https://youtube.com/buzztiaan , generalist autodidact ENFP ;)

my most recent portable ARM/linux devices are the PocketCHIP and Zipit Z2 , both quite fun projects, but a bit too versatile for their own good, i think :)
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Post by Surfi80 » Sun 11 Dec 2016 20:34

Hello I'm Surfi80 and I'm a lover of retro games (that great time) and I also collect handheld devices :D

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Post by Stormbringer » Sun 11 Dec 2016 22:42

hi there

i am just a 30 yo passionate gamer from italy.

i loved the project from the get go and couldn't wait to become a backer.

at 25 days or so to the end of the campaign and after raising 45k of the 50k asked i am just so happy to be looking forward for this gem to become a reality :D

see you!

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Post by el_toro » Mon 12 Dec 2016 00:34

Hey There, guys!
Ricky from Italy here.
Retrogamer since i was MUCH younger.
Actually am collecting all sort of retro consoles, and even actual gen ones, of course!

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Post by psykokwak » Mon 12 Dec 2016 09:48

Hello Sebastien from Courbevoie (just near Paris).
I'm nearly 40 and great fan of video games since my childhood.
I love the idea of the raspiboy, that's why I'm here :)
Can't wait to play with it.

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Post by pedrovelho » Mon 12 Dec 2016 11:24

Hi all,

Here is Pedro from Nice region. I did an arcade joystick project once back on the time. I love the idea of playing old games in a social way we were used as childs. I fell very lucky to contribute to this project. I may help you with the software if you need so.

So happy to meet you guys here! ;)

See you,

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Hi all, from Spain

Post by marquitos666 » Mon 12 Dec 2016 11:45

Hi all, this is Marcos from Spain!!! See you here for changing our experience with RasPiBoy project!! Thx

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Post by stefer09 » Mon 12 Dec 2016 18:44

Hi, Stephane from Canada.
I've been using emulation for ever (Nesticle in the 90's!) ... and have been using Retropie on my Raspberry Pi 3 for many months now (6+)

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