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A quick demonstration of R.O.T.T. for the curious and the doubters!


A typical R.O.T.T. setup with a PS4 controller, keyboard, and external HDD. Used in video.

Welcome to the home of Retro Gaming on the Tinker Board, better known as R.O.T.T. The project's goal is to bring the RetroPie experience to the ASUS Tinker Board and ASUS Tinker Board S. For more than a year now since the release of the ASUS Tinker Board in April 2017 members of this team have envisioned the popular RetroPie software seen on Raspberry Pi single board computers ported to this extremely powerful platform. This vision has been realized and is now a reality for Tinker Board owners thanks to the hard work of Crash Cortez and various members of the retro gaming community who have supported his tireless efforts to make this real.

In addition to the RetroPie release for the Tinker Board, it is hoped that this site and team will expand to include Crash's Let's Play Android software suite as well as Slash TV which turns Android devices into Shield-like setups. More on this to come in the next several months.

Below you will find board specifications and team members.

Board Specifications

Model Tinker Board Tinker Board S
Release Date April 2017 January 2018
SoC Rockchip RK3288
Architecture ARMv7-A(32-bit)
CPU Quad core 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A17 (up to 2.6GHZ turbo clock speed) (32-bit)
GPU 600 MHz Mali-T760 MP4 GPU
RAM 2GB LPDDR3
Storage removable MicroSD slot ( supporting SD 3.0 ) 16GB eMMC + removable MicroSD slot ( supporting SD 3.0 )
Video output full size HDMI 1.4, MIPI-DSI (compatible with the Raspberry Pi 7" display and others) full size (CEC support added), MIPI-DSI (compatible with the Raspberry Pi 7" display and others)
Video input MIPI-CSI camera
Audio RTL ALC4040 HD CODEC, Play: 24bit/192kHz, Record: 24bit/96kHz

3.5 mm audio jack ( supporting line out and microphone in )

RTL ALC4040 HD CODEC, Play: 24bit/192kHz, Record: 24bit/96kHz

3.5 mm audio jack ( supporting line out and microphone in, Plug-in Detection and Auto-Switch )

Other IO 40-pin header with:
  • up to 28 x GPIO pins
  • up to 2 x SPI bus
  • up to 2 x I2C bus
  • up to 4 x UART
  • up to 2 x PWM
  • up to 1 x PCM/I2S
  • 2 x 5V power pins
  • 2 x 3.3V power pins
  • 8 x ground pins

1 x 2-pin contact pin :

  • 1 x PWM
  • 1 x S/PDIF
40-pin header with:
  • up to 28 x GPIO pins
  • up to 2 x SPI bus
  • up to 2 x I2C bus
  • up to 4 x UART
  • up to 2 x PWM
  • up to 1 x PCM/I2S (Enhanced I2S pin with Slave mode)
  • 2 x 5V power pins
  • 2 x 3.3V power pins
  • 8 x ground pins

1 x 2-pin contact pin :

  • 1 x PWM
  • 1 x S/PDIF

1 x 2-pin Power-on Header

USB 4 x USB 2.0 ports
Networking Gigabit LAN ( not shared with USB bus )
Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 + EDR, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, with IPEX antenna header
Power Micro-USB; due to Micro-USB power delivery limitations, powering over GPIO is suggested
Form Factor 3.37 inch x 2.125 inch ( 8.55 cm x 5.4 cm )
Weight 55g
Operating Systems
  • TinkerOS (a Debian Linux derivative)
  • Android 6
  • Android 7
  • Armbian
  • LibreELEC 9
Notes The specifications provided by Asus.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asus_Tinker_Board

Team Members (Some Are Facebook Links):

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