So your TinyPi is all built, but your going to need something on that SD Card for it to really shine!!
I have made a basic RetroPie image for speedy deployment. It can be found here and is basically a simple RetroPie image modified to use the screen and the buttons.
There is a TinyPi edition of PicoPie in the pipes, and as soon as it is available I will update this guide. Until then, you can build your own using raspbian lite as its base, and following the same guide below.
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*** this guide will be improved very soon with pictures ***
So you have your TinyPi all built up. But how do you power it?
Well the easy answer is to use a USB Power bank. Simply pop the USB into the pi, and you will see the screen spring into life. There are of course downsides to this method. Firstly the power switch at the bottom will have no function. So you will have to pull the USB out whenever you want to turn your TinyPi off. Secondly the USB Cable will be getting in the way!! nobody wants cables in the way!!
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So you have your new TinyPi kit, but what happens next??!
Well first off, there is some slightly advanced soldering required for this kit, so you need to be sure you are well practised in soldering. Also make sure you have plenty of solder, a nice clean iron tip, and some flux.
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I know SPI screens get a bad write up, they are not as fast, they suffer with ‘tearing’ and they use up your gpio pins, but they have lots of benefits too! Continue reading “ili9341 Raspberry pi Guide”