Okay, before we begin you can watch the video to see WHAT kind of game-console we are going to create...

It is a Raspberry Pi2 based gaming station on which you can play ALL your favourite games from Mario to GTA and from Monkey Island to Load Runner...

The console look great in the living room and is really easy to operate because of the smart on/off and restart system which is always a pain in the *ss with every Pi project. After trying many different boards the LowPowerLab ATX-Raspi board proves to be te best one can get!

So let's get to the next step and see what you will need!

Step 1: Parts and Tools Required


  • Screwdriver with different bits
  • 3mm drill
  • Soldering Iron
  • Pliers and stripping tools
  • Shrinking tube
  • Glue (optional)
  • USB housing (optional)


  • Acrylic Nin10do / Raspberry casing (see link bellow for the design-file)
  • 10 x M2,5 x 10mm stand-off
  • 10 x M2,5 locking nut
  • 10 x M2,5 8mm Philips bolts
  • 2 x M2,5 washer
  • Logilink 4 port USB hub
  • ATX-Raspi (by LowPowerlab)
  • Raspberry Pi
  • 16mm LED momentary Switch by Velleman
  • Jumper Wires female
  • SD card (the larger the better)
  • 5v Power Supply (micro USB) with at least 2A
  • Controller and/or wireless keyboard
  • Monitor / TV and HDMi cable


  • Crimping headers, housings and tools to make custom jumper wires
  • Gloves (for not getting your acrylic case dirty


You can get most parts worldwide. If you don't want to search for each component or you want you use the original acrylic design as shown in this tutorial please go to: http://www.nin10doshop.com

<p>What solder do you use?</p>
Stannol 1,00mm HS10 Fg. 2,5%<br>NOT the lead-free :-D
<p>Thanks for the inspiration, made a little different but the same concept.<br>Retro Gaming Console System<br><a href="https://goo.gl/photos/WLm4c2ey8a8LP7uLA" rel="nofollow">https://goo.gl/photos/WLm4c2ey8a8LP7uLA</a></p>
<p>Hi, there are a couple of things I would like to ask.</p><p>Could I still buy the design? I see that there is a new version on your website, and I was wondering if there was a different set of instructions for that(i.e. Bluetooth and WIFI integrated in)? The new version has a no need to change the Raspberry Pi anymore, does this mean that the USB that you take off can stay?</p>
<p>Can this be used with the Raspberry Pi 3?</p>
<p>Much sexier than my pi station, and smart use of the ATX RASPI board, wish I had thought of that when I built mine!</p>
<p>Very nice project, congratulations. Do you know a cheaper way to safely turn off the pi? The ATXRaspi is a good solution but a little bit pricy!</p>
<p>Try a pine 64 board they are 15 dollars if you want to make a playstation or playstation 2 rig maybe. </p>
<p>how does this do with Play station 1 games i see the version on your website is now sporting the Ras 3 any major improvements in games it couldnt run before? </p>
<p>Great tutorial, thanks for sahring this!</p><p>That the average budget you had for whole the set up?</p>
<p>I designed this version with the money I earned with the 3d printed version. It took several attempts to get the case the way it is now. If you gather the components yourself you should be able to built one for about 150 euro. </p>
<p>where do you get the games, do you get them in win format or Linux.</p>
<p>You need to have ROMS of your favourite games. I can't help you with downloading them but you can do a simple google search ;-)</p>
how to control the games, what kind of controller or do u use keyboard?
<p>You can use ALL USB game controllers or a (wireless) mouse and keyboard.<br>My favourite controller is the SNES controller. Thanks, D</p>
<p>Profile pic on point! Good tutorial nonetheless!</p>
what brand is your tools shown in the pics?
I mean the screwdriver set!!!
<p>Hey Liuk89, I recently purchased the all-new pro tech toolkit from ifixit.com, definitely worth checking out as it contains an awesome screwdriver set as well!</p>
<p>Fantastic!!! Thanks!!! ;)</p>
<p>Hi, it is a Chinese manufacturer. I am not sure because there is no brand-name on the box...</p>
<p>Is a very complete set!!! I need to find something similar!!! =D</p><p>BTW, great project!!! Thumbs UP!!!</p>
What an awesome build! Is it possible to get the case specs? I would love to build my own and I have an idle printer itching to make a jet black case. Thank you!
<p>Hi, You can now find the Illustrator file here: <a href="http://www.nin10doshop.com/webshop/diy---kits--parts/detail/52/illustrator-design-file-for-nin10do-lite-consoles.html">http://www.nin10doshop.com/webshop/diy---kits--par...</a></p><p>Thanks, D</p>
Why couldn't you make a hole for the USB port?
<p>Hi, I will put your question (and my answer) in Step 9 later today!</p><p>Thanks, D</p>

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