807882 Cupcade: the Raspberry Pi-Powered Micro Arcade Cabinet Kit

Cupcade: the Raspberry Pi-Powered Micro Arcade Cabinet Kit

This Raspberry Pi-powered kit combines our sharp PiTFT 2.8" display, mini thumbstick, and mini arcade push buttons and a whole bunch of components to create the most adorable MAME cabinet in the known universe.
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Never be bored again with an adorable little arcade cabinet you can fit in your bag! This Raspberry Pi-powered kit combines our sharp PiTFT 2.8" display, mini thumbstick, and mini arcade push buttons and a whole bunch of components to create the most adorable MAME cabinet in the known universe

Comes as a big kit with lots of parts including all electronic components, the laser cut case, power adapter, and a pre-burned SD card that is plug-and-play ready. You provide a Raspberry Pi model B, a soldering iron, solder, wire, basic electronic hand tools, tape, etc. New, as of June 6, 2014 - We now have a 'release candidate' kit which is easier to build than the Beta kit, with a snazzy custom controller PCB! This kit has a lot of steps, so its best for people who have soldered before and even better, have a little Raspberry Pi/Linux hacking under their belt in case some configuration-file-editing is required. Give yourself a nice, long Saturday afternoon to put together (about 4-6 hours altogether). 

We played a bunch of memorable old arcade games, like Ms Pacman, Galaga, Donkey Kong, Arkanoid, DigDug, Gauntlet, etc with squee success but some games that are more advanced might be too slow even with overclocking the Pi. There are four buttons total, two next to the joystick for "fire" and "jump" and two in front for "coin" and "start". If you set up your Cupcade for 'horizontal' alignment, you can even run classic Famicom/Nintendo games at full speed. Tons of arcade games that may not emulate well are available in NES format, or just play some old familiar classics. 

Many details stand out here that show the love and care PaintYourDragon put into this kit.

  • First: you can configure it for either vertical (Ms Pac-man! Donkey Kong! Arkanoid!) or horizontal screen (Joust! Qix! Nintendo!). The controls can be set to either joystick-in-center or to the side. We include plastic for both configurations just pick which you want during construction.
  • Second: The SD card comes with a text-based MAME/NES ROM selector screen that works in either V or H mode, with nicely printed out names and joystick/button selection.
  • Third: Pressing the two front buttons for three seconds simulates the Esc key, so you can quit games and safely shut down the Pi without use of a keyboard.
  • Fourth: To load new ROMs, simply plug in the SD card into any computer and drag the zipped up files into the directory, no need for WiFi, logging in or any other nonsense!
  • Fifth: What's gaming without the noise? There's a mono speaker and audio amp so you can relive all the bleeps

Excited? You should be! And since you're so interested, check out the ultra-detailed tutorial with build photos, instructions, and more 

Don't forget, a Raspberry Pi Model B is NOT included! 

This Project Contains:
  • PiTFT Mini Kit
  • 5V 1A (1000mA) USB port power supply
  • USB 'Noodle' Cable - A/MicroB - 3ft
  • Laser cut acrylic Cupcade Enclosure
    • 13 x Nylon 4-40 Hexnuts
    • 13 x Nylon 1/2in Pan Screws
    • 3 x 2-56 1/4" Black SS Machine Screw
    • 3 x 2-56 Black SS Hex Nut
    • Nylon Spacer - 3/16" Long
  • 4 GB SD/MicroSD Memory Card pre-burned with the CupCade image, totally plug-and-play!
  • Analog 2-axis Thumb Joystick with Select Button + Breakout Board
  • 2 x 16mm Panel Mount Momentary Pushbutton - Black
  • 2 x 16mm Panel Mount Momentary Pushbutton - Red
  • Arcade/Button Quick-Connect Wire Pair - Set of 10 pairs
  • 8 Ohm 1 Watt - Speaker - 3" Diameter
  • Right-Angle 3.5mm Stereo Plug to Pigtail Cable
  • Premium Female/Female Jumper Wires - 40 x 6"
  • Custom Cup-cade controller board

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Part. No. : 1783

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