In my previous post “What Is A Raspberry Pi” you would have noticed that there are many uses for Pi and in this post I am going to show you how a guy by the name of Bob Clagett created his very own retro arcade machine using a Raspberry Pi. This article will hopefully give you some ideas and inspire you to make you own arcade machine with parts laying around at home and if you don’t have any of the parts available to you I will provide you with some local and international resources where you can buy them.
Here are the basics you will need to get started
Raspberry Pi 2 B
Click here to buy from ZA-RS Online.
Click here to buy from Netram
Click here to buy from Ebay.
Click here to buy from Amazon.
iPAC-2 USB Controller Board
Click here to buy from Ebay
Click here to buy from Ultimarc
Joystick & Bottons
Make sure to get the 4 axis joystick
Click here to buy from ZA-RS Online
Click here to buy from Amazon
Click here to download the software plus instructions
Now that we have the basic components out they way you can follow Bob’s instructions over on his website here, he also has a page over at instructables which you can check out here. If you really want to get creative and build your own arcade cabinet instead of buying one check out this link for blue prints in pdf format and here is another link of a cabinet project called Hulkade… really cool design. So I hope this post inspired you and please leave comments below.
Tags: raspberry pi, retro arcade, retropie
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