September 20, 2013

Build a micro arcade game machine with Raspberry Pi

Although the original purpose of the Raspberry Pi project was to help educate children into the world of information technology, they can also be used to have a lof of fun. One example is to run video game emulators to play the classic arcade games such as Asteroid, Pac Man and so on. Taking the Pi's ability to play game one step further, Jeroen Domburg used his imagination and created a miniature arcade cabinet from laser-cut acrylic which house the Pi, a colour LCD and various control buttons. Jeroen has published the design files so you have your own enclosure cut - and documented the build process clearly. And doing so could be worht the effort, as demonstrated in his video below:

That's a clever use for the Pi, and would make a great present or weekend project. For complete details, visit Jeroen's website. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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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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