5 best projects to do to use Retropie


Possibly, if you have already played with a Raspberry Pi, you know that it is the Retropie project. For those who do not know, Retropie is a software that transforms the Raspberry Pi operating system into a powerful retro game console that allows us to play classic video games, thus emulating the old video game consoles.

This project is very popular because it allows you to recreate old arcade machines or simply create video consoles with the most extravagant shapes that exist or with reduced sizes. Then We show you the 5 most impressive projects that you can find with the Retropie project.

One of the most spectacular designs and not for its function but for its camouflage is this table-game console. This project turns a simple dining room or living room table into an old and powerful game console with a screen size adapted to our liking and with classic controls, controls that cannot be moved from the table, unfortunately.

Table-game console

Indoor furniture is a great source of future models to install a Raspberry Pi with Retropie and here, its creator Guzziguy, has made the most of it.

  • Arcade machines

Recreational Machine

Just as many of us thought that phone booths were extinct, we also thought of arcade machines, but a stream of DIY enthusiasts have created various designs that they are almost perfect copies of arcade machines from the 70s and 80s. The electronics of these new home furnishings is simple because we just need an old screen, a Raspberry Pi and Retropie. We can do the controls ourselves but it is faster to opt for an old joystick control. In any case, the arcade machines have returned and do not need any 25-peseta coin to work.

  • The old game consoles

Pitendo vs Nintendo Classic Mini

The Raspberry Pi Zero has made it possible for us to insert Retropie into almost any device: from cereal boxes to remote controls. But the desire to create authentic fully functional reproductions of old game consoles it has been the most striking. Thus, even the companies themselves, such as Nintendo or Sega have released their own functional reproductions of your old game consoles. But Whistling, with its Lego and Raspberry Pi components, it is the most striking project of all of this genre Do not you think?

  • Cartridges with Retropie

Accessories for game consoles are also a great source of inspiration and retrofits. The most striking has been the reuse of a real Nintendo NES cartridge in a real game console. This is made possible by a Rapberrry Pi Zero and Retropie board. All you need is to have an old Nintendo NES video game or we can choose one of the Sega Megadrive



Retropie is a great project that is giving life not only to outdated objects of our house but also to home furniture. This makes Retropie more and more important, but Do we really value it as we have to? I hope your Community continues to grow and maintain itself for the good of those of us who are very gamers.

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