September 04, 2014

Relive classic computer games with a Raspberry Pi-powered Arcade Cabinet

Many years ago some of us may have spent a lot of money playing arcade games in the corner store or arcade hall - and never moved on from wanting a good round classic titles. This can again be possible without the piles of 20 cent pieces, by instead making your own cabinet and powering the sysem with a Raspberry Pi.

DJ from Instructables has published a neat tutorial that details the hardware and software required to do jus that, by creating a custom-made table from plywood and fitting an inexpensive LCD television the same effect can be had for much less than the cost of a refurbished original. Wiring arcade-quality buttons to the Raspberry Pi is explained, and you can be playing in no time.

For more details, links and a lot of inspiration check out the cabinet's Instructable page. And for more, we're on facebook, twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you enjoy classic games on your Pi, but on a smaller scale - consider our 128x128 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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