Home Made Projects

On this page we will list some home made Retro Gaming machines using the Retro Pi. If you’ve ever thought about building your own arcade cabinet or console then these projects may give you some inspiration.

Raspberry Pi Arcade Table

This one is featured on Instructables and is an arcade table in the classic style. The site provides a list of materials and oarts used as well as a downloadable PDF with detailed instructions on how to build.

Checkout the full details here – http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Arcade-Table/

and here’s a pic of the Raspberry Pi Arcade Table


And a Youtube video with more detail

Mini Pi-Powered Arcade Machine

This small desktop arcade cabinet – nicknamed ‘instructarcade’ is a single player machine using the Raspberry Pi and the official 7 inch touch display.

The cabinet is made from 3mm MDF and 2mm acrylic.

All the details are laid out in the downloadable PDF or by running through the build step pages.

For more information and downloadable build PDF visit the Instructables website at –  http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Pi-Powered-Arcade-Machine/

Here’s an image of the Intructarcade


Also a video showing it in action

Galactic Starcade

The Galactic Starcade is a 2 player retro arcade cabinet powered by a Raspberry Pi 2b. According to the builder, the Gaqlactic Starcade will set you back less than $320, and you’ll have a lot of fun along the way building it.

Detailed instructions are given on the Instructables website in the form of multiple downloadable PDF files detailing the entire build process – and also what is used for the build.

Checkout the Galactic Starcade here – http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Player-Bartop-Arcade-Machine-Powered-by-Pi/

And here’s a video of it in action – though this is the RetroBox – the second version.

PIK3A: The Raspberry Pi IKEA Retro Gaming Table

This is an interesting one. Someone has turned a simple IKEA coffee table into a Retro Games cocktail cabinet (sort of)

Starting with a IKEA Lakka coffee table other components necessary for the build include:

  • Raspberry Pi (obviously)
  • Aduino (for control management)
  • Joystick
  • Arcade buttons
  • Display
  • Speakers
  • Power supply
  • cables / connectors / screws

Reading through the build document it seems fairly simple and straightforward – and the results are amazing.

For more information and the build run through visit the following – https://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-80946/l/pik3a-the-raspberry-pi-3-ikea-retro-gaming-table

And here’s an image of the finished product