Raspberry Pi Acrylic Retro Arcade Game DIY Kit
Raspberry Pi Acrylic Retro Arcade Game DIY Kit
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Re-live the glory days of gaming with this DIY Kit inspired by retro arcade games. The kit comprises all the pieces you need to build your own mini arcade setup, with 10 buttons, a joystick, and built-in speakers to emulate the feel of classic games ... Read More

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prosetooprolix
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Sep 17, 2018
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Buyer beware. These parts arent what you want. You’d be better off building your own with sanwa parts.
Sep 17, 2018
SeeedStudio
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SeeedStudio
Nov 30, 2018
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Dear Customer, First, thanks for your attention. This product is one of our top products and it is DIY Retro Game Arcade Kit which can running the RetroPie emulators and you can just download the Game's ROMs and upload to it and make it a arcade in your home. BR,
Nov 30, 2018
Nitroflow
8
Sep 14, 2018
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I fail to see the value in this when for a bit more(If you are in the US) you can get an x-arcade that's built like a tank and just connect it to the pi instead of having the pi inside.
Sep 14, 2018
xerotyme
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Mar 17, 2018
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Did anyone else end up with two red wires? I got 8 red and black and 2 that were just the red wire. I highly doubt those will work for my start/select buttons. I don't want to wait a couple of weeks for two wires to be sent to me since there aren't any electronics stores nearby. Oh well, my first drop and I get screwed... :(
Mar 17, 2018
Top_Goodman
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Feb 12, 2018
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FYI: Same deal available on Amazon with prime, so free 2-day shipping same price https://www.amazon.com/Acrylic-Retro-Game-Arcade-Raspberry/dp/B0714GNQSF
Feb 12, 2018
Champion_HD
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Aug 19, 2018
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Ik rip Massdrop
Aug 19, 2018
Zathraslives
109
Feb 10, 2018
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I would need a kit that comes with a rotary controller, since my favorite arcade game is Tempest.
Feb 10, 2018
ZeroLovesDnB
1
Feb 9, 2018
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Anyone know the brand of buttons and stick? This could be a deal breaker for me.
Feb 9, 2018
iormungand
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Apr 26, 2018
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From the pictures, I can guarantee they aren't any of the go-to brands. Definitely not Sanwa, Seimetsu, or Hori sticks or buttons. I don't recognize any of the parts and I am pretty familiar with what is available on the market. Likely chinese knockoff hardware, but I dont explicitly recognize it.
Apr 26, 2018
Timcrowe15
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Jan 5, 2018
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Mine will not boot up. Light comes on, nothing happens......
Jan 5, 2018
gelicia
Jan 2, 2018
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I guess I'd give this 4/5 stars. Yes, some of the documentation needs help. It emphasizes stuff that doesn't need it (where to plug stuff into the board when you configure that as part of the retropie setup) and doesn't include information that would be helpful (all buttons and joystick do not care about polarity, so it doesn't matter which plug on the button you attach the black/red/blue/white wire to and I put the joystick in wrong at first). Yes, the acrylic is too thick that the buttons don't snap in underneath. The HDMI and power cord are going to be too short if you plan on plugging this into a TV you want to sit back from. The buttons and joystick are cheaper feeling than commercial arcade buttons.
But, overall I'm happy with this kit and what I paid for it. The actual tolerances for the holes was great. The buttons fit in nice and tight, and it would take a substantial push from underneath to get them to pop out even though they don't snap in from underneath. The actual fit of the case and all the screw holes was great. The speakers are a bit extraneous considering most HDMI monitors and TVs have some sort of speaker built in, but the board was probably originally for a standalone cabinet. And the cords are plenty long enough for plugging it into a monitor on a computer desk. If your expectations are based on AliExpress kits, you'll be happy. If you're coming from Adafruit, you won't be. Be patient building it, realize the parts are not for a commercial setup and you should be happy.
Jan 2, 2018
KamV
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Nov 26, 2017
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Finally got around to assembling my kit this weekend. Some notes if there's anyone left else who hasn't built their kit yet...
- The instructions say to wire up the buttons to ports that aren't there yet (K5, K6, etc.). If you just keep connecting them down the row, you'll be fine, as the software lets you remap the buttons to what you need. Same for up/down/left/right on the joystick. - I couldn't find useful documentation for the joystick controller board online. It looks like it is capable of much more than just the buttons included (analog stick, etc,). - The laser cut acrylic was poor quality - my top plate had streaks all over it that didn't wash off. I installed it upside down, as the bottom side looked fine, but the result is buttons are positioned oddly, and I have a spare hole where the 5th post would go that is unused. - It's worth going to the retropie website and reflashing the SD card before you install it. I tried to skip this step and just take the update on the live image, but this caused problems and I ended up having to reflash anyway. - Still haven't got audio working through internal speakers or HDMI - I don't think this has anything to do with the kit though. Same for Bluetooth controllers.
Nov 26, 2017
EdTheNerd
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Nov 1, 2017
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I'm struggling to find a reason for this to exist. Its a bunch of cheap buttons, some pre-cut acrylic, and the speakers you see on every cheap device meant to look "cool". The 99 bucks doesn't even get you the Pi. The maker of this "kit" is laughing their way to the bank as they buy more parts from DX and toss them in a box. And good lord, why does it have speakers when you need to connect to a tv anyway.
Now I cant be so negative without a solution can I? Honestly, just buy a properly made joystick and (gasp!) plug it into your Pi. Not only will it be a proper well made set of controls you can use with you PC/MAC as well, you will only have the USB wire running from it, rather than the Pi's power source, and the hdmi wire.
Nov 1, 2017
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