Last Update: 12/3/2022
Having a Tech YouTube channel often provides a great opportunity to try out some of the latest fun and exciting technologies. Some I pay for, some are provided. The goal is to always provide honest feedback, details and information to help you determine if it’s something you might find helpful or enjoy! I have a number of guides available for the primary topics I cover.
Having a giveaway is something new to the channel, but one that has brought me the most satisfaction. You enter the giveaway, follow the rules of the game, if selected and win… I ship it to you. Pretty simple.
You’ll find in the weeks, months or perhaps years ahead that some of the stuff I show on this channel will be given away to those that watch my content. Just a small way to give back to the community.
Below you’ll find all of those who have won something from Wagner’s TechTalk and if they decide to share a comment and/or photo about the item they received –it is always optional. All the Best and Good luck on the next one! –Jon
Giveaway #4 – GRS Build-A-Cade
Giveaway Video: Video here with details on how to enter
Review Video: GRS Build A Cade: Raspberry Pi Mini Arcade Setup + Review
GRS Build-A-Cade Guide: here
Giveaway: December 2nd, 2022 @7pm (US Central Time)
Winners: TWO CONFIRMED winners have responded, this Giveaway is now complete!
- Peter from NH (Confirmed) – Winning comment “The first game for me would be Galaga! Thank you for the contest!”
- Robert from WA (Confirmed) – Winning Comment “Neat stuff. First game I’d install is Bad Dudes because, come on, ninjas kidnapped the President.”
CONGRATULATIONS to both winners! I hope you both enjoy the GRS Build-A-Cade as much as I am. Thank you to EVERYONE who participated. There will be more giveaways in 2023. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all!
Shipped : Both packages were shipped on 12/5 and tracking numbers provided to the winners.
Received: Both winners received their Build-A-Cades
Giveaway #3 – AtGames Legends Gamer Mini
Giveaway Video: Video here with details on how to enter
Review Video: AtGames Legends Gamer Mini Setup & Review: This thing is really cool!
Legends Gamer Mini Guide: here
Giveaway: March 25th, 2022 @7pm (US Central Time)
Winner: Dan H.
Shipped : 3/26/2022 @1:09pm (US Central Time)
Received: 3/28/2022 @5:30pm
Congratulations to Dan H. in Texas who is the CONFIRMED winner of the AtGames Legends Gamer Mini. The Gamer Mini was shipped on 3/26/2022 and I added a few extras, including: 256GB USB stick (for Pinball volumes or CoinOpsX) and some Wagner’s TechTalk stickers for he and his grandkids.
Dan’s Winning Comment
My first arcade experience was Asteroids Deluxe. Played this for Hundreds of hours. Now, thanks to AtGames, i play it as much as possible on my ALP ( until me wife….times me out ). I’m 70 years old and STILL have fun with the Legends Family of Game Machines. Teaching my grandkids how to enjoy them also
Giveaway #2 – Vilros Tabletop Arcade
Vilros Raspberry Pi 4 Tabletop Arcade Giveaway (Video)
Raspberry Pi Compatible Tabletop Arcade Cabinet With Built-In 10 Inch HD Display (Vilros product page)
Winner Selection (Video)
Giveaway: December 7, 2021 @7pm (US Central Time)
Shipped : December 8, 2021 @8:30am (US Central Time)
Received: December 13, 2021 @12:29pm (US Central Time)
Congratulations to Mark from Florida who is the CONFIRMED winner of the Vilros Pi 4 Tabletop Arcade! The original review video may be found here. The machine was shipped to Mark on 12/8/2021, tracking information provided to him. Thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway! I truly enjoyed reading every one of your comments.
Mark’s Winning Comment
Football helmet and shoulder pads. I recall wearing it and running around the neighborhood. lol.
Mark received his Vilros Arcade, pictured below!
- x1 Vilros Raspberry Pi 4 Tabletop Arcade
- x1 Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB model) Pre-installed in the Arcade
- x2 sets of heatsinks for the Raspberry Pi 4 (one set already applied to the Pi4 and installed in the Arcade)
- x1 128GB microSD with Recalbox pre-installed with the Joystick+buttons mapped and ready to play
*Note – No original Arcade/console Games will be pre-installed, just the freeware games included with Recalbox. For more information on adding your own games, please see the Raspberry Pi 4 Retro Gaming Guide.
Giveaway #1 – Asteroids Replicade
Asteroids Replicade Giveaway (Video)
Giveaway: November 12, 2021, 11:59 pm
Shipped : November 13, 2021, 10:18 am
Received: November 17, 2021, 11:22 am
Congratulations to Bill from WA who won the Asteroids Replicade! The original review video may be found here. In that video, towards the end I show an alternative way to still find the machine. It was at that time I decided to order (and hold on to) the machine until the channel reached a specific milestone. For the backstory, see this video.
Bill’s winning comment:
“My favorite arcade game was Atari Sprint, the old black and white arcade game.”
Below is what Bill had to say after receiving his new Asteroids Replicade:
11/17/2021 – The Replicade arrived today!! I have opened and have given it a go. It works great! Thank you so much for this! I missed out on the Dragon’s Lair but have ordered the 1942 game. I enjoy your videos. I have a couple Raspberry Pi 4 that I use, one CanaKit and one PiBoy. I have found your videos very helpful for those and I thank you for that help!
- 2022-12-3 – Updated Build-A-Cade giveaway info.
- 2022-04-22 – Contest updates
- 2022-03-19 – Preparation for the next Giveaway
- 2021-11-23 – Added Giveaway #2 details.
- 2021-11-21 – Our next Giveaway has been identified, more details coming soon.
- 2021-11-18 – Added our first Giveaway winner.