A SNES Themed Retropie Build

With the recent launch of the SNES Mini. Now seems a good time to post some details of the SNES themed Retropie box I recently built. People had seen my retropie setup and enjoyed playing the old games again. With a friends birthday coming up, I thought it would be
nice to build them their own setup to play at home.
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Building an Animatronic Tail

My friend Rah and I were chatting and she happened to mention how cool it would be to have a tail. I joked that I bet someone had built one using an Arduino. A quick search showed that indeed a few people had and even a tentacle. Rah’s next question was would I built one, fast forward a couple of years and I’ve finally got around to starting. Taking a 3D printable design as my starting point.

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LinkedIn Endorsements

As I noted the other day Mum303 has endorsed me on LinkedIn for OpenGL. I was really not sure if my mother had any idea what OpenGL was, so I asked, this is the transcript of the txt conversion:

Me: Do You know what OpenGL is? 🙂
Mum303: Not a Clue
Mum303: Industry standard?
Me: Kind of. A Standard way of writing to 3D graphics chips 🙂
Me: I think I’m going to save these messages to show people at work next week
Mum303: Well did know was to do with graphics
Me: 1/2 a point

This got me thinking, should I ask her for definitions of other technical terms?