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.
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.