Note: Now compatible with the Raspberry Pi 4!
All boards shipped after 9/4/2019 are compatible with the latest version of the Raspberry Pi as well as all prior versions. If you purchased your ControlBlock before 9/4/2019, please visit the PetRock website
for instructions on how to modify your board for Raspberry Pi 4 compatibility.
The ControlBlock is an extension board for the Raspberry Pi that adds power switch and power LED functionality and expands the GPIO pins for connecting original game controllers or arcade controllers.
The power switch can be used to clean shutdown the system through the use of a linux driver. This prevents file corruption and and the possible loss of data
Optional LED provides on/off status as well as boot up and shut down status
GPIO pins can be accessed via the Raspberry Pi SPI interface
Out of the box support for any Raspbian based OS including Retropie and OSMC. Drivers are available as add on modules through RetroPie