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Banana Pro Blueprints

By : Tony Zhang
Book Image

Banana Pro Blueprints

By: Tony Zhang

Overview of this book

This book follows a tactical plan that will guide you through the implementation of Banana Pro and its configurations. You will then learn the various programming languages used with Banana Pi with the help of examples. In no time at all, you’ll be working on a wireless project that implements AirPlay servers, hotspots, and so on. Following this, you’ll develop a retro-style arcade kiosk game. Then we’ll move on to explore the multimedia features of Banana Pro by designing and building an enclosure for it. After this, you’ll learn to build a remote-controlled smart car and we’ll examine how to control a robotic arm. The book will conclude with the creation of a home sensor system that has the ability to expand or shrink to suit any home.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Banana Pro Blueprints
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Building PCSX

PCSX is a free console emulator that allows software that's designed to be used with PlayStation to be used with personal computers and a signal board computer such as Banana Pro.

We can build a PCSX standalone or the libretro version that acts as a RetroArch core. Still, I recommend that you use the standalone version as it performs better than the libretro version.

Installing dependent packages

Just like building RetroArch, we also need to install the sdl relevant developing libraries in order to get audio to work:

sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev

Installing PCSX

PCSX ReARMed is yet another PCSX fork that's based on the PCSX-Reloaded project that itself contains code from PCSX, PCSX-df, and PCSX-Revolution. This version is ARM architecture-oriented and features the MIPS->ARM recompiler by Ari64, NEON GTE code, and more performance improvements. So, we will use the PCSX ReARMed version as the PCSX emulator.

Downloading PCSX ReARMed

Download the source code...