Main Restorations Software Audio/Jukebox/MP3 Everything Else Buy/Sell/Trade
Project Announcements Monitor/Video GroovyMAME Merit/JVL Touchscreen Meet Up Retail Vendors
Driving & Racing Woodworking Software Support Forums Consoles Project Arcade Reviews
Automated Projects Artwork Frontend Support Forums Pinball Forum Discussion Old Boards
Raspberry Pi & Dev Board controls.dat Linux Miscellaneous Arcade Wiki Discussion Old Archives
Site News

Unread posts | New Replies | Recent posts | Rules | Chatroom | Wiki | File Repository | RSS | Submit news


  

Author Topic: How To: Make A Raspberry Pi Arcade (With No Programming)  (Read 10904 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

ChanceKJ

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3069
  • Calgary, Ab, Canada.
    • The Canadian Arcade!
How To: Make A Raspberry Pi Arcade (With No Programming)
« on: April 01, 2015, 01:22:07 am »
I added this in a previous thread long ago. Figured anyone stumbling across this new Pi forum might want to start here:

How to make a Raspberry Pi Retro Arcade (with NO programming)

Bob's Site and Step-by-Step guide:
ILikeToMakeStuff.com

Useful Links

Pre-made Arcade Kits:
Canada: GameRoomDesigns.ca
USA: HaRuMaNCustoms.com
UK: ArcadeWorldUK.com

USB Controllers:
IPAC: Ultimarc.com/ipac1.html
KADE: http://kadevice.com

Buttons, Sticks, Pi, and Parts:
GameRoomDesigns.ca
ParadiseArcadeShop.com
GroovyGameGear.com
Ultimarc.com
RaspberryPi.org/products/
ArcadeShop.de

RetroPie linux distribution:
http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/
« Last Edit: April 01, 2015, 01:59:03 am by ChanceKJ »

ivwshane

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 951
    • My first mame cab! (WIP)
Re: How To: Make A Raspberry Pi Arcade (With No Programming)
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2016, 04:46:56 am »
I'd like to give a shout out to a retropie offshoot called recalbox for those who want something even easier to setup. The author is great and good about helping and taking feedback. He offers both a turn key option for a fee and a DIY option for free. Everything is pretty much plug and play, including Bluetooth and ps3 controlled and using wired Xbox or wireless Xbox controllers with an adapter. As an extra benefit he has made it so that you can access kodi (one of the best media centers out there).

https://www.recalbox.com

MaseMan

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 60
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: How To: Make A Raspberry Pi Arcade (With No Programming)
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 10:43:24 am »
I'm thinking about getting one of these kits. Looks very simple to put together. My living room could use a retro gaming system with the option of using a bluetooth controller.

DesiredOutcome

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 28
  • I want to get Mame Arcade!
Re: How To: Make A Raspberry Pi Arcade (With No Programming)
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2017, 02:01:29 pm »
Any one use the kit?

IG-88

  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2035
  • Posts: 48,764
Re: How To: Make A Raspberry Pi Arcade (With No Programming)
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2017, 09:42:03 pm »
I've put a couple kits together. Seem to be a good quality. Not much to them really.

Recalbox IMO is the better of the 2 (.img files? I think they're called) Retropi kept corrupting and locking up on various different SD cards. Not to mention Recalbox looks much better on CRT's. I'm sure a person could get retropi to look as good by tweaking some files but why bother when Recal looks great right out of the box. Only down side is it doesn't save hi-scores with mame and retropi does. I think there is a work-around for it I just haven't got too it yet.
"I know what a HAL 9000 is... I was wondering if HAL 7600 was his retarded cousin or something..."
-HarumaN

WendyLong

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: How To: Make A Raspberry Pi Arcade (With No Programming)
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2017, 05:50:38 am »
I have read an article related to this tip: Depending on the case you want to put your project in, you will need the same base (the RPI, sd card).
For power, depending on the screen size you can choose either the power boost 500c or 1000 to power your whole system. the power boost is used to charge the lipo battery you plug on it and boost the voltage from 3.7v to 5v.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2017, 11:04:43 am by PL1 »

  
 

Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31