This was an arcade that I had for some time but had not been finalized. As I had a request from a client for an arcade, I decided to take advantage of what was done and implemented it with a Raspberry Pi 2 Retropie and Emulation Station. Since my first project with Raspberry Pi 1 things evolved enough and version 2 already allows to emulate games for Playstation 1.
I’ve connected the buttons, joystick and an Ipac and left everything well organized, although a system with a Raspberry Pi may leave a lot of space in a cabinet of this size 😀
It was the first time I used a LCD monitor instead of the traditional arcade monitors. I’m a bit tired of the problems that those monitors give … I like the traditional part of it, but …
I used a standard arcade power supply to feed the Raspberry Pi with 5v and some parts of the illumination with 12V and this is the perfect solution.
Since the monitor does not have a HDMI input, I was forced to buy a HDMI to VGA adapter that you can buy on Amazon or eBay.
There are some recommendations about cooling when we run graphically complex games on a Raspberry Pi, so I used a PC fan for security.
As you can see, it turned out alright, huh 😀