Monthly Archives: May 2016

The RetroStation project – Part 4, all done!

Here’s my finished RetroStation project.

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It’s a Raspberry Pi 3, fitted inside a stripped-out PlayStation 2 case, with some arcade controls mounted on top.

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Under the hood it’s running a combination of RetroPie, EmulationStation and MAME which allow me to play some seriously old skool arcade games that I used to play as a kid.

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The whole unit is quite portable, just two wires plug in the back, one for power, one for the TV.

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This now allows me to play some of my favourite old skool arcade games such as Out Run.


And Kung-fu Master.


And Bomb Jack.


And many, many more… Thanks to software like RetroPie, EmulationStation and the Mame arcade emulator all running perfectly on a Raspberry Pi 3, I’ve now got 50+ retro arcade games running flawlessly!

If you’re interested in how I put it all together, check out the (tl;dr) project build steps with more photos than you can shake a (joy) stick at.

Any questions, just ask in the comments box below!