The RGB-Pi team just released a new DYI kit/hat for the Raspberry Pi named the RGB-Pi Plus.
Unlike the team’s previous efforts, the RGB-Pi cable and the Jamma RGB-Pi, the RGB-Pi Plus isn’t a simple plug-and-play solution for Raspberry Pi gaming. It actually expands on the older products functionalities by adding wiring support for:
- 2 8-button arcade panels
- Stereo sound output
- Red, Green, Blue and Sync pins for video output
- 5v pins for blanking signal and an optional fan
All the aforementioned options require soldering on the user’s side.
One scenario where the RGB-Pi Plus could prove useful is in a Raspberry-Pi-setup based MAME cabinet where on-board pins would be wired to custom parts including buttons, sticks, speakers and a CRT.
If the user wishes to install the RGB-Pi Plus in a consolized fashion, outputting video through an already-owned Scart cable, installation instructions are offered by the team for 3 different pinouts: the Genesis 9-pin mini-din, Nintendo multi-out and Sony multi-out.
The plus is priced at ~34$ + shipping and can be ordered by email through RGB-Pi’s website.
More info about the RGB-Pi Plus: https://www.rgb-pi.com
New RGB-PI family device #rgbpiplus, this time focused on the DIY world, with the usual RGB output plus two inputs for controls of up to 8 buttons per player, ArcadeSticks, Bartops, consolizations with DB15 everything you can think of, now available at https://t.co/IgjEobymIQ pic.twitter.com/0YJnDUSNNM
— RGB-Pi (@RGB_Pi) June 30, 2020