Following on from the other day (see blog post https://stiggyblog.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/raspberry-pi-arcade-controls/) I thought I’d make a quick and simple case for my Raspberry Pi and no stranger to a spot of lunchtime retro gaming fun, I thought why not combine the two?
Here’s my Raspberry Pi Arcade – Lunchbox edition.
Starting with a fairly thick and robust two litre lunchbox as we don’t want the lid wobbling about too much, I cut out a couple of 28mm holes for the buttons/Joystick and then gave them a bit of a sand down. It then has a bit of a clean as we don’t want any loose bits ending up ones sandwich nothankyouverymuch!
A couple more holes cut into the sides for the HDMI, USB , Power cable and SD card.
The fun bit next – putting it all together.
Referring back to my wiring diagram/pinout notes from the other day to ensure that I’m connecting them to the correct GPIO pins
A quick test to ensure that all was working o.k before I start wrapping up the wiring and getting everything positioned inside the lunchbox.
Sorting out the mess…..and making a Sandwich.
I FTP’d the default Mame4All splash screen over to my PC and jazzed it up a bit with Photoshop.
Game on and snacks for later 😉
Here’s a quick video of my PiCade in action.