$15 Pi Arcade Kit


#1

Just saw this today. Didn’t find it already posted. All those mini arcade consoles have had me drooling for a while now. I might just have to build one now.


#2

I’ve had plans to build my own full-sized 4-player cabinet. I designed it years ago. Haven’t cut a single piece of wood for it yet though. I should really get on that!


#3

Thats amazing! I love Adafruit. Thanks for sharing.


#4

Very nice. Something like this is certainly on my to-do list.


#5

Good find. Good price for all the fiddly bits if you already have an rpi & screen.


#6

Me too. Just need to plan the button layout and order som buttons/joysticks. Any year now.


#7

I’ve got a spreadsheet with all of the Happ Controls part #s in there that I’ll need. But did I see that Happ Controls has gone out of business?!

EDIT: Oh! Looks like they were purchased? Or merged? https://na.suzohapp.com/


#8

cool!


#9

Is that using the R pi zero? The 5$one?

If so, sadly all sold out.

15 for the kit, another 15 or so for joy sticks . Not that bad for an arcade machine.


#10

I’ve been thinking something like this could be fun to make for our vacation rental. Definitely bookmarking this! :wink:


#11

Adafruit: It is the same size as a Pi Zero, so for really compact builds, this is super small. You can also use it with a Pi 2, 3, B+ or any 2x20 connector Pi.

This is the stepping stone that may get me to cross the bridge to make a retro arcade. Thanks for pointing it all out.


#12

Just to be clear, it’s the “Bonnet” to connect the controls and even sound to a RPi. You still get to pick all of the stuff you want to connect to it.


#13

As the girl who occupies those things on occasion, DO.
My man wants to make one… he loves that stuff. He has watched @iliketomakestuff 's arcade build several times.


#14

I would be incredibly pleased to find a stand-up arcade machine in an AirB&B.
Even if it took quarters.


#15

You & @jbv may get me in trouble with my wife. :wink:


#16

Hey, communication in advance. Always.
Start building it after she agrees that it would be a value-add for your property.


#17

Where is the challenge in THAT? :smile:


#18

You can blame me, I’m fine with that.

“But honey, some total stranger on the internet said it was a great idea!”