Build your own arcade machine thanks to an Ikea cabinet and a Raspberry Pi


Many of us are Raspberry Pi users who use it in many different ways, devising projects and possible solutions, as a video player and even retro game console. Also imagine if with a small investment you could build with your own hands a retro arcade machine very similar to the ones we used to go en masse not so many years ago and that unfortunately are one of those businesses that have had to close due to the crisis and especially the deployment of video game consoles and games that little by little have been reaching all homes.

This time I want to present you a work done by the user Pik3A that after creating a first version with a screen included, has decided to go a little further and create a much more compact model so that it can reach many more classrooms and homes. As you can see on the screen, this does not mean that, despite dispensing with an integrated screen (we have to use an external one such as the television we have in the living room), we have lost functionality such as the option to have controls for two players.

As you can see in the image right at the top of this post or in the video above these lines, we find a table of IkeaAccording to the person in charge of the project, the model used is the Paint, which is shown in terms of more than interesting ways to house the controllers' keypads as well as being narrow enough, in terms of dimensions, to be able to place it in small rooms or store it if we do not want it to get in the way.

Without a doubt we are facing a project that any user can carry out and even modify it at will in a very simple way depending on the needs of each one. An example is deciding if we only want the table for the controls and we leave the Raspberry Pi permanently connected to the screen to work on other functionalities or if we place the controller next to the controls giving it the role of a video console.

Via | lifehacker

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