Building the Arcade Cabinet

The gaming cabinet is being built without any plans and this is going to make for an interesting project indeed. All dimensions for the cabinet are being based around the screen that’s going to be fitted inside and from here I was able to cut out the basic shape for the sides of the cabinet.

It got easier moving forward, joining the two sides with more MDF board cut to measurements based around the TV screen and before long the cabinet soon started to take shape.

Retro Pie Raspberry Pi Arcade Cabinet First Cut

I’ve never been good at woodwork but will always give things a try. I found this part of the project a little frustrating as the lines I cut weren’t as neat as I had hoped but I should be able to hide a few mistakes when I come to cover the cabinet and add the graphics. Still it’s nice to see some reward for my efforts even at this early stage.

Check out First Coding’s Retro Gaming starter Kit here.

Building A Low Cost Retro Arcade Cabinet

I love retro gaming, my collection of old consoles will testify to that but there has always been one thing that I’ve never had the opportunity to own due to the ever increasing price tags they carry – the arcade cabinet.

So a challenge was been set to build a low cost arcade cabinet that will be based around a kit similar to the components of First Coding’s Retro Gaming kit. The kit contains a Raspberry Pi Zero which will be perfect and the SD card provided runs Retropie with arcade games already loaded onto it, so it is perfect for a project such as this and a great build to kick this blog off. Be sure to follow the cabinet’s progress here on the First Coding blog.

Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming Kit