Raspberry Pi and Arduino enthusiasts that are also gamers who are looking for a project to keep them busy, may be interested in a new arcade game table which has been created using an IKEA off-the-shelf coffee table, together with a Raspberry Pi 3 mini PC and a few extra components.
The gaming table is equipped with a recycled 17 inch LCD display offering a ratio of 4:3 which is more in keeping with the square styling of the IKEA table. A classic four-way ball top joystick and an Arduino Leonardo micro controller have been combined to provide controls for the system.
Created by Spanner Spencer a member of the Element 14 community who explains more about the project and provides full instructions on how to create your very own.
Gaming is the perfect way to help newcomers to the Raspberry Pi to connect it with a recognisable lifestyle technology. It’s the perfect stepping stone to bring people eye-to-eye with the Raspberry Pi; if it can play all those awesome, classic arcade games, it can also do so much more!
And that’s why gaming is often our go-to project when it’s time to show people what the Pi is all about. But this time around, with the Raspberry Pi 3 now in the wild, we wanted to do something a little bit different, too. So here’s how to make your own minimalist, contemporary interpretation of the classic coin-op cocktail cabinet that uses an IKEA coffee table and a Raspberry Pi 3.
For full instructions on how to create your very own arcade game table using both Raspberry Pi and Arduino development boards jump over to the Element 14 community website via the link below. If you liked this you might also be interested in building an Arduino wind speed meter
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