Fully functional micro arcade machine using a Raspberry Pi model B or B+.
I always wanted a tiny arcade machine for my desk, I decided to build it as small as possible. It may look simple from the outside but a lot of engineering went into building it. After months of development and 8 printed prototypes later, its finally ready. I decided to post the build steps here and links to the 3D printed parts so anyone can build one for themselves.
3D printed parts are available in more colors, check the link below.
Painting instructions are optional, you can paint it anyway you want.
update: added vent holes on the back panel.
- 1X Micro arcade cabinet (pick color for cabinet)
- 1X Micro arcade buttons (pick color for buttons)
- 1X Raspberry Pi B (#998) or B+ (#1914)
- 1X NTSC/PAL 2.5" TFT (# 912)
1X LED Sequins warm white, pack of 5 (#1758)
- 1X slide switch (CKN5004-ND)
- 1X 2.1mm jack (CP-010A-ND)
- 1X 15 pin D-sub connector (609-4042-ND) (optional plug for controller)
- 9X tactile push buttons (679-2431-ND)
- 1X mini joystick (GH7455-ND)
- 1X 5vdc wall adapter (237-1385-ND)
- 1X HMDX HX-GO3 speaker case
- 1X SD card (8Gb or larger)
- 1X Roll 24 AWG wire or 1X PC IDE ribbon cable
- 1X Pack of Crimp female D-sub pins (B000BSN7D8)
- Soldering iron & some solder
- Needle nose pliers
- Sharp tweezers
- Mini file set
- Epoxy glue
- USB thumb drive
- Keyboard and mouse
Painting supplies (optional)
- Paint brush
- X-Acto knife
- Sand paper 200 & 400 grit
- Krylon Crystal Clear varnish / Testors Dullcote varnish
- Inkjet water-slide decal paper, I use: 120 White Inkjet Decal Film, from:
- Micro Set decal fluid