Anyone thinking of building their very own Raspberry Pi arcade table may be interested in a new project right up which has been published by Matt over at the RaspberryPi-Spy website.
Matt explains more about the inspiration behind his IKEA arcade table powered by the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC running the RetroPie arcade software.
I’ve always wanted an arcade machine. I had admired Spanner Spencer’s PIK3A project and those that followed it but I didn’t think I had the time to create anything as interesting. Then fate decided to give me a helping hand. A number of years ago we owned an IKEA kids “Gulliver” table which we eventually gave to a friend when our son out-grew it. Her kids got older and no longer needed it so I got it back.
It was just the right size to make a table style retro games machine based on the Raspberry Pi. It had a solid MDF top and would be perfect for modifying. All it would take is a bit of cutting and drilling. Plus a few bits and pieces to attach to the underside. The thing I wasn’t sure about was where to put it when finished but that was a problem I would worry about later on.
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