Spring 2013 - Matt Robertson
I always wanted to build an arcade cabinet. After finding the perfect cabinet for it on sale and with Raspberry Pi computers being low cost, I decided to build a purple arcade cabinet!
Manner of Operation
The cabinet itself began as a display kiosk at a local hardware store. I purchased it as-is on clearance, and modified it to hold a 19" monitor and the buttons for an arcade game.
A Raspberry Pi running PiMame controls the arcade cabinet. I used a USB button encoder to connect the pushbuttons and joysticks to the Raspberry Pi (the encoder acts like a USB gamepad).