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If you are missing the classic arcade experience you can recreate one at home with this kit.

What is it for? 

This Kit is a great way to play all of your favourite retro arcade and console games at home without taking up much space or costing as much as a full-sized arcade cabinet. 

How easy is to build? 

It takes less than 30 min to complete and all you require to build it is a cross-head screwdriver. 

What will I need to start playing? 

Just add a Raspberry Pi with RetroPie, TV or a monitor and a power supply.   

The Design: 

  • Features arcade-style buttons and 8-way joystick. 
  • With designated space to fit Raspberry Pi inside. 
  • You can connect up to 4 FightSticks to the Raspberry Pi. 
  • Panels are made from 3mm Plywood. 
  • Assembled dimensions: 260mm x 170mm x 65mm.
Inside look.
Inside look.

 Access to the USB ports and Ethernet through the left panel opening. There are still 3 USB ports available where you can plug in second player fightsticks, USB joysticks or keyboard and mouse.

Left panel.
Left panel.

 Access to the HDMI, power supply and 3.5mm audio jack through the back panel opening. 

Back panel.
Back panel.

  Easy access to the SD card.

Opening for SD card slot.
Opening for SD card slot.

 These are the dimensions if you want to use your own buttons and Joystick and buy the Panels Only.

Joystick and buttons dimensions.
Joystick and buttons dimensions.

The Rewards:

There are 3 options of the kit:

Portable Arcade Kit 

Portable Arcade Kit
Portable Arcade Kit
  • Panels 
  • Full set of nuts, bolts, washers and standoffs 
  • 1 x USB encoder board with USB cable 
  • 1 x Right angle USB Cable 
  • 1 x Joystick 
  • 1 x 5pin Cable for Joystick 
  • 1 x Full set of wires 
  • 6 x 30mm Push Buttons 
  • 2 x 24mm Push Buttons 
  • Assembly instructions 

Portable Arcade Kit - Panels Only

Portable Arcade Kit - Panels Only
Portable Arcade Kit - Panels Only
  • Panels 
  • Full set of nuts, bolts, washers and standoffs
  • Assembly instructions

Full Portable Arcade Kit + RPi + SD Card + PSU. 

This includes everything - just plug it to your TV and start playing.

  • Panels 
  • Full set of nuts, bolts, washers and standoffs 
  • 1 x USB encoder board with USB cable 
  • 1 x Right angle USB Cable 
  • 1 x Joystick 
  • 1 x 5pin Cable for Joystick 
  • 1 x Full set of wires 
  • 6 x 30mm Push Buttons 
  • 2 x 24mm Push Buttons 
  • Raspberry Pi 3
  • 32GB MicroSD Card
  • 5V 2.5A Power Supply
  •  Assembly instructions

It will be available in different colours

Once the Kickstarter is over you will have an option to choose your colours. There will be at least 10 different colours for acrylic panels and 5 for buttons. The final colours will be chosen from feedback I receive from backers. Below are some examples of the options that will be available.

 

 

Risks and challenges

I've build few of these for friends and family and tested them for the past few months. Mass-producing this kit will require big investment to buy materials in bulk.

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    Pledge £45 or more About $60

    Portable Arcade Kit - Panels Only

    Includes:
    • Panels
    • Full set of nuts, bolts, washers and standoffs
    • Assembly Instructions
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    Pledge £65 or more About $86

    Portable Arcade Kit

    Includes:
    • Panels
    • Full set of nuts, bolts, washers and standoffs
    • USB encoder board with USB cable
    • 8-Way Joystick
    • Full set of wires
    • 30mm Push Buttons
    • 24mm Push Buttons
    • Assembly Instructions
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    Pledge £145 or more About $192

    Full Kit + RPi + SD Card + PSU

    This includes the Portable Arcade Kit, Raspberry Pi 3, 32GB SD card and power supply.

    Includes:
    • Panels
    • Full set of nuts, bolts, washers and standoffs
    • USB encoder board with USB cable
    • 8-Way Joystick
    • Full set of wires
    • 30mm Push Buttons
    • 24mm Push Buttons
    • Assembly Instructions
    • Raspberry Pi 3
    • 32GB MicroSD card
    • Power supply
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