Fun Raspberry Pi Project

Continuing our love of arcade games, we profile here a fantastic build by Bob Claggett.

Bob has an excellent blog called I Like to Make Stuff where he gives detailed instructions on how to, well, make stuff. We like this post on the retro arcade game for many reasons. First of all, there’s no programming! Now that may seem counter-intuitive since part of the fun of Raspberry Pi is writing code and seeing it work. But in many cases, kids want an easy project where they can build something. But sometimes the programming can be a bit too much for them to get. Enter Retro arcade machine. This project is fantastic because there’s a lot of connecting, snapping, and other fun assembly required. And after that’s all done, all you need to do is load up Retro Pie which is an open source project emulating many game machines.

Bob’s page goes step by step here complete with photos. Or if you like watching videos, check out his youtube video here:

 

Afterwards enjoy playing games such as Amiga, Apple II, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, Game Boy and more! You’ll be playing retro games until your thumbs fall off. See a complete list of game machines here