How to add a D-Pad to your Nintendo Switch

The day pre-orders went up for the Nintendo Switch, I ordered one from Best Buy. Since then, it has become my go-to gaming system. However, there are a few small changes I wish Nintendo would make. One of those is the addition of a d-pad to the left Joy-Con controller. Disclaimer: This is not easy to do. You run a high risk of messing up one of your Joy-Con controllers. I […]

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Small Update to Plex Movie Poster Display

GitHub I have committed a small update to Plex Movie Poster Display to Github. Changes: Clean up cache directory. Remove images more than 24 hours old. This should help keep the directory size down. Sorry it took so long to add this. Started to add Time Played And Time Left (Contributed by Alexander Feyaerts). Note: PHP7 compatibility – This script will work with PHP7 if you have the SimpleXML php […]

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Look Ma A New Post

I don’t think most people visiting this site want to see what I am up to in my personal life, but I thought I would make a quick post (with a few images) for those who wanted to know why I have not posted any updates recently. I promise, famous last words for a blog, there are more posts coming. Some of them will be on new projects but I […]

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Star Wars E-11 Blaster Stand

I few years ago, I bought a Star Wars E-11 Blaster kit, assembled it, modified a few parts, and spent hours painting it with great detail for a final look as close to the original as possible. Since then, it has been mostly displayed by laying it on top of tables and shelves around my house. I thought it would be nice to build a stand to display it properly. […]

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Plex Movie Poster Display

I always thought it would be cool to have a display outside my media room that would show the poster of the movie or TV show that is currently playing. I searched the internet and found similar projects, which were all windows programs.  There was just one problem… I wanted to run this project on a Raspberry Pi 3 running Linux. So, unsatisfied with the solutions I found online, I decided to build my own. […]

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RetroPie Raspberry Pi Minicade (UPDATE 2)

UPDATE 2: 9/19/2019 – Added information about the joystick installation (Requested). UPDATE 1: 11/24/2016 – There have been some questions about how the touch sensor was wired to the encoder. Unfortunately I did not have the connections documented, so I had to take apart the control panel to check it. I have included the touch sensor wiring below  in the How To section below. A few years ago, my Dad gave […]

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