Pi5 - Tested my Controlblock
I have my controlblock installed and working for controls and power on/off on my modded Arcade1Up cabinet.
I've got my hands on a Pi5, installed Rasbian Lite 64bit, manually installed RetroPie and installed the controlblock drivers with no problem.
I plugged the controlblock into the GPIO of my Pi5, switched on the power (new Pi5 official power supply plugged into the controlblock) and got the attached error on power up.
I did read that GPIO drivers were not implemented properly yet, but just thought it may be interesting.
I have just tried this again, it boots up if I press the Raspberry Pi power button to bypass this error.
However, the USB-C adapter needs to be plugged into the Raspberry Pi directly, the unit won’t power on when it’s connected to the ControlBlock.
In this configuration the power switch functionality of ControlBlock doesn’t work, I need to use the new built in button.
Arcade controls do work with no problem.
If you need me to test anything, I can.
@StuMcBill Hi! Thanks a lot for this information. We are currently evaluating ideas for future revisions of the ControlBlock. The fact that the PowerBlock 5 has a button interface now makes us question the necessity of the power switch function of the ControlBlock. On the other hand, the RPi 5 has a pretty high price and we are not sure if maybe the cheaper version of the Raspberry - which come without power switch - will still be used by large groups of makers.
Any ideas from you are always welcome!