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Arcade-101-1P DIY Arcade Machine Kit

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The Arcade-101-1P DIY Arcade Kit lets you build your very own custom arcade machine, filled with multiple emulators to relive the arcade glory days.

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It’s no secret that current video games are impressive, often with breath-taking graphics and complex, interweaved storylines that take you to an entirely different reality altogether. These fancy modern games, however, cannot beat the classics though, and Games like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong were a large part of many peoples’ childhoods, spending hours at the local arcade trying to beat that high score. Well, what if we told you that it is now possible to relive those moments of joy on your very own custom game arcade machine with the Arcade-101-1P DIY Arcade Machine Kit – powered by Raspberry Pi and packed with all of the games you loved most through your younger years.

In terms of great features that you can look forward to, the Arcade 101 kit boasts many great features, with a 10.1inch IPS HD Display that ensures the colours are vibrant and clear, allowing you to enjoy your favourite games in higher quality than you may even remember. The joystick and Tactile Buttons provide an authentic retro experience, and are both responsive and durable to allow for plenty of button mashing action! In regards to build quality, the acrylic frame keeps all the components secure, offering a relatively basic but rather rugged system that can take the force of a true fighting game fanatic.

Finally, in addition to the great features listed above, one of the features that we love most about these Raspberry Pi Kits are their size. Gone are the days of needing a fridge-sized space to keep your arcade machine, as this kit conveniently fits onto most tables with 4 high-grip suction feet to ensure it remains stable even when you’re taking on the infamous Heihachi Mishima. This means that it’s obviously far more portable than a full-sized arcade, and can even be stored in a cupboard or on a shelf if necessary.


Arcade-101-1P DIY Arcade Machine Kit  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Included Display Resolution

– 1024x600

  • Onboard WiFi

– 2.4GHz/5GHz dual-band

  • USB Support

– 4 x USB 1.1/2.0 Ports

  • Network Support

– 1 x Ethernet Port

  • User Controls

– Arcade Joystick & Colourful Press Buttons

  • Raspberry Pi Compatibility

– B+ / 2B / 3B / 3B+

  • Weight (Packaged)

– 5.5kg

  • Dimensions (Assembled)

– 285 x 305 x 345mm


Parts Included with the Arcade-101-1P DIY Arcade Machine Kit:

  • 1 x Acrylic Case
  • 1 x Arcade Machine Power Cable                  
  • 1 x Arcade Game HAT
  • 8 x Arcade Machine Button Wires
  • 1 x Arcade Game Power Board
  • 1 x Arcade Machine Joystick Wire
  • 1 x 10.1inch Display
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • 1 x Joystick | 8 x Arcade Buttons
  • 1 x Pack of Screws
  • 1 x HDMI Cable
  • 1 x Power Cable
  • 1 x 8Ω 5W Speaker
  • 1 x 9V 2APower Adapter
  • 1 x Clear Suction Pads
  • 1 x 2Pin SA Adapter Plug


Typical Applications for Arcade-101-1P DIY Arcade Machine Kit:

The Arcade-101-1P DIY Arcade Machine Kit is a great addition to any ”Man-Cave”, entertainment area, living room or even bedroom if you’ve always dreamed of “Breakfast & Bomberman in Bed”, and can provide fun for the whole family.

In addition to fulfilling lifelong dreams of playing arcade games in bed, this kit is typically used for:

  • A table top gaming arcade powered by Raspberry Pi  which allows access to a vast array of games, emulators and software such as RetroPie.
  • A retro media center, using the software Kodi you can watch movies or listen to music on your Arcade.
  • An arcade machine to test indie games you have made yourself.

Installing a Raspberry Pi means you have access to RetroPie and a vast array of games and emulators. And while a Raspberry Pi is not included with the kit, you can use almost any Raspberry Pi Boards from the 2B onwards, letting you decide on precisely how powerful you want your system to be.

So, after reviewing all of the cool details (and having LOADS of fun with an assembled kit) this kit gets our stamp of approval!


Additional Resources:

  • The Official Arcade-101-1P Wiki, featuring the build guide, Game HAT schematics and other insights into getting the most out of your custom game arcade experience.


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