July 01, 2014

Build your own mini Arcade Game cabinet with Raspberry Pi

Thanks to the power of the Raspberry Pi mixed with an enthusiastic gaming community, it's possible to play all sorts of emulated video games on the Pi. However there's nothing like smashing out a few sessions of Galaga or Wonder Boy with full-sized controls - so a solution to his has been created by Ryan Bates with his "Porta Pi".

His system uses easily available arcade control buttons and a joystick back to the Pi, which is mounted inside a neat laser-cut enclosure with a small colour LCD. As you can see from the video below it's compact and also quite authentic:

Any Raspberry Pi enthusiast who is handy with some tools will be able to recreate this, and for more information check out the detailed videos on the project Instructable page. And for more, we're on facebooktwitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you'd rather have a smaller video display for your Raspberry Pi - consider our128x128 pixel OLED Module. With a diagonal size of 1.5" and 16,384 colours to select from, so almost anything is possible. With the extra OLED shield fitting is a breeze. Furthermore there's a microSD card socket, and removable tabs on each side which can hold LEDs and buttons:


And using the module is made simple - we have tutorials and drivers for both the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms - great for experimenters or those who use both systems. Furthermore, check out the forum where members are already creating modified drivers to rapidly increase the display speed. For more information including our Quickstart guides - and of course to order - visit the OLED Module product page.

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