Introduction: DIY Retro Arcade Bartop for One Player

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The 'RETROPLO' is a DIY retro bartop arcade cabinet for one player. It is powered by the Raspberry Pi 2 micro-computer and plays multiple types of retro games - primarily NES, SNES, Megadrive and arcade (MAME) games. The software im using is Recalbox and easy to use. ( https://www.recalbox.com/) This project costs about 150 euros

Step 1: After Sawing the Panels

Picture of After Sawing the Panels

Step 2: Put Them Together

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Step 3: Drill the Holes

Picture of Drill the Holes

Step 4: Paint It Black

Picture of Paint It Black

Step 5: Mounting the Lcd Screen and Speakers

Picture of Mounting the Lcd Screen and Speakers

Step 6: Wiring Sound, Buttons and Pi2

Picture of Wiring Sound, Buttons and Pi2

Step 7: All in Place

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Step 8: Testing

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Testing the recallbox software and roms

Step 9: The Front Covers (marquee)

Picture of The Front Covers (marquee)

Used 3 mm plexiglass for lcd and front

Step 10: Finish

Picture of Finish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC8vNeD_chc&feature=share

Step 11: Under Cabinet

Picture of Under Cabinet

Step 12: Drawings

Picture of Drawings

autocad .dwg

All layouts in pdf

1:1 sidepanel to plot on A1

Comments

itsmaz (author)2016-07-19

Hi there, I'm making this with some Middle School students, would an arduino leonardo work for the controller?

dbuonanno (author)itsmaz2017-02-03

yes it would, plus the arduino leornardo has HID which is an extra feature you can use for gaming

itsmaz (author)2016-07-19

Hi there, I'm making this with some Middle School students, would an arduino leonardo work for the controller?

JonathanT111 (author)2016-07-11

This is such a cool project! Just one question, what usb joystick controller did you use for the button controls?

dinofly (author)2016-06-24

Awesome details, thanks! How did you print and attache the marquee ? Could it use LEDs for backlight ?

Plootje (author)dinofly2016-06-24

I have printed the marquee on A3 paper
and is placed between two plexiglass plates
A3 marquee is too small so I have to paint a black border at the end of the plexiglass left and right ( on the back of the front glass)

LED light is bright
I used a regular bulb with low lumen

Jjlambert188 (author)2016-05-23

I would love to see more details on the components and wiring

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