They create an arcade machine with a Raspberry Pi and a barrel

Barrel built machine

Arcade machine with barrel

Many of us are given very rare and implausible objects in relation to technology to do things. The same has happened to Matt Show, a user of Free Hardware who was given a wooden barrel as a gift, like those of Donkey Kong and the same happened to Matt since he has converted it into an arcade machine thanks to a Raspberry Pi 2.

Thus, in the barrel it has introduced a Raspberry Pi 2 with an operating system focused on the world of video games, a flat screen that has been placed in the form of a lid and on top of all this a glass that in addition to protecting the monitor makes it we can also use the barrel as a decorative table.

On one side of the barrel, Matt Shaw has placed a support that works as an old remote control, similar to the arcade machines of yesteryear, the arcade machines that used to be thrown 25 ptas and you had a free game or two.

This barrel will use PiPlay and Raspberry Pi to function as an arcade machine

For this project we have used PiPlay, an operating system oriented to the world of videogames that not only allows us to run old roms but also can also adapt very well to the format of the machine for normal handling.

At the end Matt Shaw got the famous Donkey Kong to work in this barrel. Normally these examples are talked about to spark people's imagination, to create and give utility to Raspberry Pi and Free Hardware in general, but in this case, I think that copying this arcade machine with a barrel is a good idea, for The least of a decorative object works and surely our good games will be able to be thrown and more now that the autumn afternoons are coming.

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