Recalbox on Raspberry Pi 3 with 2 GPIO Joystick and Buttons

This was the first year I had been back in the classroom for only the second time in the past 6 years. I don’t have to remind fellow educators about the nervous excitement I felt the first night back before my first day. It definitely took a couple months to truly get my sea legs back, but once I did I needed a project. Every year I’ve taught in the classroom I’ve had a project. I almost find myself rudderless without one (even on a secondment).

Over my decade in education I’ve fostered a PLN that has stretched from Coast to Coast to Coast. The impetus for the Bartop Arcade was thrown my way from the Technology and Science Coordinators from ASD-N. I owe Jamie O’Toole and Joey Savoie a lot of credit for their guidance and support along the way.

 

This being the first year I started to integrated the magical Raspberry Pi into my classroom I was overwhelmed at first by the number of resources:

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