In this instructable, I'll show how I installed a Raspberry Pi inside an off the shelf arcade stick. The case is clear and transparent which adds a really nice look.
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Step 1: Stuff Needed
Transparent Clear acrylic Arcade stick for Raspberry Pi
Original SANWA JLF joystick
Step 2: Setup Raspberry Pi
Before installing the RPi into the arcade stick, install your favourite software of choice either Lakka, RetroPie, or Recalbox. All are very capable software to run emulators. Make sure to test the arcade stick and everything with the RPi before attempting to install it inside the arcade stick enclosure.
Step 3: Placement
Find the ideal location to put your RPi where it won't get in the way of the buttons. Also make sure you use the thinnest and shortest wires possible so it'll fit. Tidy all the wires as well.
Hook up the OTG cable for power
HDMI cable for video out
Plug up USB from arcade stick to RPi
Step 4: Assemble
Put the case back together and make sure there are no wires pinched. put the 4 screws back on the close up the case.
Step 5: Finish
Hook the HDMI to your monitor
Plug a USB A male to male cable to the OTG cable and then plug it to a 5V 2amp USB adapter