Raspberry Pi GamePi15 User Guide

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  • Update time:20190625

How to use it

Hardware connection

  • Turn the switch of GamePi15 into OFF, mount the 14500 battery
    • make sure you mount the battery in correct direction, WARNING indicator will light on if direction is wrong. You should remove battery and correct the direction when the LED is on, otherwise, the GamePi15 may be damaged.
  • Connect GPIO. Inset the GamePi15 to 40PIN GPIO of Raspberry Pi

To use the GamePi15, you can use the pre-configured image or install driver to refresh image yourself.

Pre-configured Images

  • Here we provide pre-configured image, you can download and test
OSVersionRaspberry PiDefault user/passwordDownload link
Recalbox6.0-DragonBlazeRaspberry Pi 1/Zero/Zero Wroot/recalboxroot

Google Drive

Recalbox6.0-DragonBlazeRaspberry Pi 2/3/Pi 3B+root/recalboxroo

Google Drive

Retropiev4.4Raspberry Pi 1/Zero/Zero Wpi/raspberry

Google Drive

Retropiev4.4Raspberry Pi 2/3/3B+pi/raspberry

Google Drive

  • Download image file, unzip and write it to SD card
  • Inset the SD card to Raspberry Pi, turn the switch into ON. Generally, LCD is light on and Raspberry Pi is booting. It may cause about 2 minutes for Raspberry Pi 1/zero/zero W to starting.
    • Raspberry Pi is failed to start if the battery is Low. In this case, you can connect 5V/2A power adapter to Power interface for charging. Capacity indicators

Basic operations

  • Retropie
    1. After booting, you can select emulators by direction buttons on the left, then press "A" to confirm. For example, choose "A" and then "Start"
    2. Choose the games and press "A" to play
    3. Press "Start"+"HK" buttons to exit games
    4. You can adjust the potentiometer to adjust volume. Or Press "Start" and choose "SOUND SETTINGS" to adjust volume
  • Recalbox
    1. After booting, you can select emulators by direction buttons on the left, then press "B" to confirm.
    2. Choose the games and press "A" to play, press "A" or "Start" to start games
    3. Press "Start"+"HK" buttons to exit games
    4. you can adjust the potentiometer to adjust volume. Or Press "Start" and choose "SOUND SETTINGS", press "B" confirm, then adjust "SYSTEM VOLUME" by direction buttons.

Install driver

Install driver on Retropie

Download Retropie image from Retropie website

  • Write the image to SD card
  • Copy the driver (Do not unzip it) to root directory of the SD card (BOOT directory of the Raspbian)
  • Connect SD card, keyboard and a HDMI display to Raspberry Pi, Turn the switch into ON side to power on Raspberry Pi. Press F4 (Keyboard) after booting
  • Install driver with commands below:
tar xzvf /boot/GamePi15-*.tar.gz
cd GamePi15/
./GamePi15
  • Long-press "A" button (GamePi15) to enter the configuration page, configure by pressing related buttons (GamePi15), you can also long-press to skip any button


After configuring, you can press "A" (GamePi15) to save configured and exit, or press "B" or "Start" (GamePi15) to exit without saving.

Install driver on Recalbox

Download the latest image from Recalbox website

  • Unzip the files download to get the .img file
  • Write the .img file to SD card
  • Copy driver to root directory of SD card
  • Connect SD card, keyboard and a HDMI display to Raspberry Pi, Turn the switch into ON side to power on Raspberry Pi. Press F4 then Alt+F2(Keyboard) after booting. (user: root; password: recalboxroot)
  • Install driver with commands:
tar xzvf /boot/GamePi15-*.tar.gz
cd GamePi15/
./GamePi15
  • Reboot Raspberry Pi

Add new games (Retropie)

Maybe default games in test image are not those you want, you can also add games as you like.

  • Size of most games are always large, so we need to expand filesystem fist. Choose RASPI-CONFIG on configure page and press enter


  • Choose 7 Advanced Options -> A1 Expand Filesystem, Enter->Finish, (physical keyboard is required)


  • Choose OK, and reboot.
  • Download ROMS of games you like


  • Connect your Raspberry Pi to network (Make sure the network you connect is in the same LAN as your PC). Find SHOW IP in Retropie list, press “A” to query current IP address of your Raspberry Pi.


  • Open it with the IP address on your PC


  • Then on emulator choose page, you can press “Start”->QUIT->RESTART EMULATIONSTAION, press “A” to confirm. Then restart emulator, you can find the game added.

For more operations, you can read Retropie Instructions

Interfaces

"NC" : No Connected

PINSymbolDescriptionPINSymbolDescription
13.3V3.3V power input25V5V power input
3NCNC45V5V power input
5HOTKEY ENABLEBCM=3, WPI = 96GNDGround
7NCNC8RIGHT SHOULDERBCM=14, WPI=15
9GNDGround10XBCM=15, WPI=16
11NCNC12AudioBCM=18, WPI=1
13LCD_ResetBCM=27, WPI=214GNDGround
15NCNC16LEFT SHOULDERBCM=23, WPI=4
173.3V3.3V input18BacklightBCM=24, WPI=5
19LCD_MOSIBCM=10, WPI=1220GNDGround
21NCNC22LCD_DCBCM=25, WPI=6
23LCD_SCKBCM=11, WPI=1424LCD_CSBCM=8, WPI=10
25GNDGround26NCNC
27NCNC28NCNC
29UPBCM=5, WPI=2130GNDGound
31DOWNBCM=6, WPI=2232YBCM=12, WPI=26
33RIGHTBCM=13, WPI=2334GNDGround
35SELECTBCM=19, WPI=2436LEFTBCM=16, WPI=27
37STARTBCM=26, WPI=2538BBCM=20, WPI=28
39GNDGround40ABCM=21, WPI=29


Price: $29.89
Part Number: GamePi15
Brand: Spotpear
SKU: 0104006