Raspiboy little brother is here! RetroStone is live on Kickstarter
I just launched a new console on Kickstarter! It's Retrostone, if you'd like to check it out :
Let me know what you think :)
It would... Read more
Revised v1.2 PCB out of the oven!
Today I would like to discuss with you 2 topics :
First topic today : Thank you!! The project has been (almost, sorry for few backers who still... Read more
First backers received their kits now, for the assembly you will find the tutorial here:
1. Please be very careful when placing the raspberry pi zero.... Read more
Assembly tuto of final kit
I just received few units at home of the final version! Quick video for showing you guys and assembly tutorial and tips.
First units has shipped saturday (they... Read more
Feedback on the casings flaws
After yesterday near riot about the last update, I made my best to get a feedback on the issue as soon as possible.
The assembly factory partner report... Read more
Addresses locked and order pre-assembly, package and shipping starting
After 3 days strugling with an horribly complicated excel file I finally finished it.
At the same time the factory made final function test with final casings and... Read more
Black parts pictures - Parts received at factory!
Hey guys, Parts have been received at factory, here some picture of the black casings :
We will test final assembled product tomorrow, then we can start... Read more
Quick update from my phone, the injection mold is finish, surface finish is done. Writings have been added. Production should start tomorrow morning!
Pictures are not very clear... Read more
Back from Shenzhen
So last week I was in China to meet suppliers and check production. I took lot of pictures for you !
I had a very long flight Paris-Vienna-Hongkong-Shenzhen,... Read more
PCB under production
The first side of the PCB assembly have been done Today. They will do the other face tomorrow. Then the test of the PCB will begin!
... Read more
Got the first injected parts!
I received the first injected parts.
So there is a few mistakes that will need to be corrected, but nothing to much a problem.
So for the... Read more
Mold is ready!!!
Just to let you know that the mold has been completed last friday and Sunday they did the first injected parts!
Parts color is because they have not... Read more
Somes news and replies to last comments
Sorry I forget to reply messages for quite few days!
About timeline: We lost quite a lot of time with the pogo pin problem as... Read more
Black controllers and test jigg
I just got the picture of the black color gamepads!
Reminder for those who pledge for USB gamepads if you want to change from grey color... Read more
Test of the PCB prototypes
I just received the prototypes from the PCB manufacturer along with LCD samples. In order to validate if the PCB have no problem with components and to test... Read more
PCB pre-series has been produced!
So one of the big milestones of the project is to produce the 8BCraft PCB. This is a bit of a challenge because this PCB has a lot... Read more
Production still under process
Some news about the production :
The return of the gamepad
I had a problem with the gamepad module, I received a sample from manufacturer and everything was... Read more
Sorry I have not posted news for a long time, mainly because I had to deal with logistics and discussion with suppliers that required frustrating long time to... Read more
3D model confirmed and mold starts!
Quick follow up since last update. I have corrected the A B X Y buttons holes, so now the buttons are working smoothly !
So I just... Read more
Gamepad module found!
So after all I found the right manufacturer for the gamepad module!
And the good news is that it will come with both color set for the A... Read more
Some more news!
You asked for it so here is some more news! I have been pretty busy!
First order under process! I just confirmed and paid for the order for... Read more
Money received ! And some more news
Quick follow up, I just received money from Kickstarter (which is 1 week late of course). Unfortunatly because of this delay it is now Chinese New Year, all... Read more
Thank you everyone!
I wanted to thank you for backing the project, it's really awesome to see you guys interested in the project!
I am busy now doing a few adjustment... Read more
100 000€ reached! Black color unlocked!
Just a quick update to tell you that we reached 100 000€ ! You will be able to chose between two colors for the casing : grey or... Read more
Happy new year to everyone!!
Thank you all for backing the project, it's really awesome that you are supporting it! I wanted to wish you a happy new year!
On my side after... Read more
New stretched goal : black color if we reach 100 000€
I discussed with my suppliers and we will be able to have a second color if we reach 100 000€.
It will be black!
Remember basic color will... Read more
What raspberry pi zero to take?
Please note that you will need the latest version of the raspberry pi zero, the v1.3.
Indeed raspberry changed the pads positions between the 1.2 and 1.3. Therefor... Read more
We are funded!! Thank you guys :)
That's it we reached the fundraising goal!!
Thank you very much for you support and interest! We will start production as soon as possible from now!
Let's now try to... Read more
Forum is online!
I added a forum on the website. In order to discuss all kind of matters :)
You can find it here :
It's there that you will be able... Read more
What is the 3 black buttons on the back?
I had another good question! I just noticed that I did not explained what are the black round buttons on the back!
It is buttons to get into LCD menu... Read more
Is there a hole in the casing if we don't take extra-USB? No!
Someone just asked me a good question : is there a hole in the casing at the place of extra-USB if we don't take it.
The answer is no. In... Read more