A stylish, retro, and fun arcade cabinet for your Raspberry Pi!
The Picade comes in kit form for you to build at home. All parts, panels, and components are included – you just need to supply the Raspberry Pi and power adapter! We highly recommend using a Raspberry Pi 3 as the extra processing power gives great performance in many emulators.
Unlike many cabinet kits our panels are powder-coated in black so the end result feels like a finished, quality product. The chassis makes a great sounding-board for the included speakers, you can’t fake that retro sound.
Picade is the ideal desktop arcade cabinet, you have to see it to believe it.
Total build time is around one to two hours and full instructions are available online. The only tools you’ll need are a cross-head (pozi) screwdriver and a small flat-head for the Picade PCB screw terminals.
@sandyjmacdonald has written an amazing (and exhaustive) review of the Picade, check it out here: http://sandyjmacdonald.github.io/2015/09/01/picade/
- Raspberry Pi is not included. Picade is compatible with models 3B+, 3B, 2, B+, and A+. We recommend Raspberry Pi 3 or Pi 3B+ since they are the most powerful!
- A good 2.5A power supply. If using the 3B+, Pimoroni recommends using the Raspberry Pi Official power supply in order to provide enough current for the Pi 3B+ and screen.
Picade Kit Contents
- Black powder-coated cabinet panels (swish!)
- Picade PCB (Arduino compatible with stereo 2.8W amplifier) pre-loaded with the Picade software.
- LCD panel mount with protective overlay
- 8″ LCD panel and driver board
- Two speakers wire wires pre-soldered
- 3.5mm stereo panel mounted headphone socket
- Attractive decals for the marquee and controls
- HDMI, audio, and USB cables
- A proper arcade joystick
- Twelve micro-switch arcade buttons
- Custom assembled wiring looms
- All other fixings, fasteners, nuts, and bolts
- An awesomely hackable product 🙂
Assembly Tutorial With Video
Pimoroni has provided step-by-step instructions, along with a video also. Find it here!