We built an Arcade Machine

How to build a retrogaming arcade machine with a Raspberry Pi 3? It had been a while since the idea was in my head, and we finally worked on it with my friend Louis by building a bar – bookcase – arcade machine for our living room. We created a sober and modern design, which moves away a bit from the traditional arcade machines, but that fits perfectly in our interior. We used the open source system Recalbox and a joysticks and buttons kit from SmallcabRecalbox is dedicated to retrogaming and installs very easily, offers a beautiful interface and contains many emulators: MAME, NES, SNES, PSX, N64, NEO GEO, Megadrive and so on. I hope that our experience will make you want to try it too!

You can find a more detailed description of our project and some useful links on the french version of this post.

Have also a look on my portfolio: Parse/Error

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The interface of the Recalbox

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Building the wooden structure
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Assembling the screen, the buttons and the joysticks
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Wiring the GPIO ports on the Raspberry Pi 3

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First tests!

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Images © Fabien Bouchard / UFUNK

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