Raspberry Pi Retro Arcade Game Console with HDMI Port



Let the games begin with this exciting retro arcade console. The console with classic design features a joystick with six buttons for two players, Simply install a Raspberry pi V3 or V4 into the console, insert a Retropie installed micro sd card, copy over some ROMS and you are ready to battle and enjoy some of your old favourites. The brain of this arcade console is a Raspberry pi, video is sent via HDMI to connect to a TV, computer monitor or projector, and an audio out via the raspberry pies 3.5mm headphone jack allowing you to connect to an amplifier or active speakers.

The case measures 650mm wide and has anti-slip rubber feet for stability. 

Supplied with mains power adaptor, 3m HDMI lead, 3m USB lead, and two replacement gaming buttons. Recommended for ages 15+.

• 40 Pin header for easy connection to Raspberry pi for Joysticks and Buttons.
• 2 player arcade console
• Each player has a joystick and 6 buttons

Display Output:
HDMI: 1280 x 720

Units need the following to function:
• Raspberry pi XC9001
• Retro pi operating system XC9031
• Code Snippet for joysticks see the downloads tab

The main external connections are for a 12-volt power supply (provided) and an HDMI socket to connect to the monitor. These sockets are pre-wired for ease of construction.

The internal wiring is also straight forward with no soldering required. The Raspberry Pi board mounts in place with the provided screws. The 40 pin connector for the joysticks goes straight onto the Raspberry Pi board. A 12 volt to 5-volt converter is located inside with a USB connector to power the Raspberry Pi. Finally, an HDMI fly lead connects the Pi to the external HDMI socket.

That's all t

here is to it, now it's time to download some ROMS and get gaming!


The Script (Use a program like Putty to login from a PC)


sudo apt update

sudo apt install git python3-dev -y git clone https://github.com/mholgatem/GPIOnext.git

cd GPIOnext

sudo chmod +x *

sudo ./install.sh


When you run the install script; it will then ask you if you want to configure a joystick now, which you can do; make player 1 as joystick 1 (and for XC9062, make player 2 as joystick 2 by running gpionext config again). The button presses won’t matter, as you will have to re-configure from within Retropie by going to the Start Menu and pressing “Input Configuration.”


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