Col's Mini Arcade
For a long time now I've wanted to build my own 80's style arcade cabinet. I don't know why...I've never been a gamer. And yet Arcade machines feature fondly in my childhood memory and mesh well with my love nostalgia, technology and making things.
Unfortunately these things are HUGE. Last year a neighbours sit down cocktail table build inspired me to make something more compatible with our little house...
I present Col's Mini Arcade Cab. Its portable and plugs into a monitor or TV for 70s, 80s & 90's retrogaming goodness. Its powered by the remarkable Raspberry Pi and Recalbox.
There are enough games on board to last a lifetime...Indeed part two of this project is to refine the several thousand games down to something more manageable...top 50 games per console?
Good times :)
@Colin-Williams slick and beautiful !
Very nice job !!! I loved this theme. You may provide the theme for us ?
@Colin-Williams Your theme looks awesome!
Beautiful machine, very clean 👍
What is the reference of the power supply? practical for the size.
Thanks all for the kind words :)
Happy to share the theme except there is one glaring issue: its not complete or original. I've simply used a mixture of things from other theme projects to create something I like. I only have images for the consoles I have on my box so by no means a full recalbox implementation. With this in mind I'm more than happy to share if people want it :)
The power supply is from EBay. Very small and inexpensive. See http://www.ebay.com/itm/261875690150
I make such arcade boxes... but not so well finished ^^
Power supplies for raspberry are 5V, and 2.5 or 3A.
Isn't it a problem to supply 12A?
@dassoun as long as it is 5V, greater than 2.5A is better... the pi will only use/take what it needs..
@Reigel-Gallarde Thank you for this answer :)
WOW !!! Great job