Where to buy:
- Epic Pants (Global Shipping): https://www.epicpants.com/everything/senpi-controller
- Epic Pants, no controller: https://epicpants.squarespace.com/everything/senpi-console
This unit is a DIY kit. You install the OS on your own. In order to use your Sen Pi you must download and install Lakka:
Full instructions here: https://noticemesenpi.com/install-lakka-retroarch/
If you want to install Kodi, go here: https://noticemesenpi.com/install-kodi-on-the-sen-pi/
The Sen Pi is more powerful than the Raspberry Pi 3 & 4 for emulation
- CPU: ARM Cortex A53 quad-core CPU @ 2.0 GHz
- GPU: Mali-450 @ 600MHz+
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB Internal Memory
- External SD Slot (for your OS, games, or media)
- 4 USB Ports
- Bluetooth 4
- Wifi b/g/n (must install drivers for Lakka)
- Ethernet (must install drivers Lakka)
- HDMI (4k capable for media, 1080p for gaming)
Game Save Data – READ THIS
Before you rage and throw your controller, read this: Your save game files may disappear if the game and/or the system are improperly shut down (power loss, etc.).
For safety, we recommend using the “save state” feature built into the Sen Pi (keys can be mapped in the input menu). You can also enable an auto-save feature.
Systems Supported by Lakka (DIY Install)
- NES, SNES, Gameboy, GBA, DS, N64 (limited support – Zelda, Mario, DK64 are great), PS 1 (limited support), PSP, Sega Genesis/Megadrive, 32X, TurboGrafx 16, DOSBox, ScummVM, Atari, Jaguar, Lynx, CoCo, GameGear, 3DO, Atari, Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo Pocket, and more.
Fenek PC Controller
- 2.4 GHz Wireless (more reliable in testing than Bluetooth)
- Hold home button to toggle Xinput or DirectInput (may need to do this when turning on your system)
- Recognized as an Xbox controller in Xinput mode on PC
- 15 button plus D-pad and dual analog – L1, L2, R1, R2 not pictured
- 600 mAh rechargeable battery
- Micro USB
- When used with a PC, be sure the dongle is above the table – USB 2 is preferred, but USB 3 works
NOTE: The system works best with one wireless controller and wired controllers for the additional players.
The Sen Pi uses opensource software. Lakka is a version of RetroArch (a Linux OS). This product would not be possible if epic opensource software like this didn’t exist. If you like what they are doing and want to see continued development please become a patron for them on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/libretro/.
We are in no way affiliated with the Lakka or RetroArch team.
Regarding the Lakka Software
Update cores at your own risk. The system ships with emulator cores pre-installed. If you experiment by downloading additional cores and wish to restore the defaults, simple rename the “cores” folder to “cores.old”.
We highly recommend that you do not go into the menu and enable advanced options. This will only cause trouble and break things for most of you. The advanced tasks like adding new bios files and fussing with roms can be done through ssh, ftp, or over the network or even with an SD card.
For more info on how to use the software, please go here: http://www.lakka.tv