Retro gamers that have dreams of creating their very own arcade cabinet might be interested in a new design that has been published to the 3D print library Thingyverse, providing detailed models for a 3D printed arcade cabinet.
Created by Thingyverse user malopezn the files provide everything you need to create a 3D printed arcade cabinet, that can be equipped with a joystick and for control buttons and powered by the awesome Raspberry Pi single board mini PC and a 7inch screen.
If you have already created your very own retro Raspberry Pi powered games emulator the 3D Printed arcade cabinet might be the perfect casing to house your creation to make sure it doesn’t get damaged.
“Those of us who are close to the 40s, have been always touched by the idea of having a cabinet at home. Those playing machines we used to enjoy with a coin when we were boys. That’s because, when I started my first 3d printer, it was something i wanted to develop.
It has to be something easy to print, not so big for a home and cheap, so I started my design in blocks. All of these blocks are printable in small printers, then, you just “stich” them with some nuts and screws and the machine comes alive. It’s easy, don’t be afraid.
The “brain” of the machine is a Raspberry Pi B. I don’t know if they are easy to find right now with the version 2 at shops, and I don’t have a Raspy2, but if someone needs it for a Raspberry 2 I can modify the STL.”
Jump over to the Thingyverse website for full details, instructions and all the 3D printing files you will require to be able to create this awesome 3D printed arcade cabinet.