Raspberry Pi becomes the tiniest video game arcade cabinet you’ve ever seen

The Raspberry Pi may not be the most powerful computer around, but it’s fast enough to handle classic arcade-style video games. It’s also smaller than a pack of cards. So it was just a matter of time until someone made an arcade cabinet out of a Raspberry Pi… a tiny, tiny arcade cabinet.

Raspberry Pi MAME cabinet

SpritMods took a Raspberry Pi, attached a 2.4 inch 320 x 240 pixel LCD display, built a custom case designed to look like a classic video arcade cabinet, and loaded up MAME video game emulator software.

Oh yeah, there are also speakers, a joystick and 4 buttons, and a tiny 128 x 32 pixel OLED display above the screen which shows the name of each game as it’s loaded.

The finished product seems to work pretty well, and while it’s a bit tougher to hold in your hands than a Nintendo DS or PlayStation Vita, it’s got a heck of a lot more geek cred. It can also handle video playback or run other non-gaming apps for Linux.

via Hack-A-Day

  • Jimmy Schaefer

    This made my day!

  • strider_mt2k

    WOW that is very cool!
    Well done!

  • http://rct.me.ht/ crashsuit

    This thing would fit right in over on ThinkGeek.

  • Jeff Lunt

    How much time/cost went into building this? Pretty cool.