AdventurePi: The Ultimate DIY Raspberry Pi Portable Arcade Machine
What is the AdventurePi?
The AdventurePi is a DIY portable retro gaming rig that uses RetroPie to emulate a variety of classic video game consoles. It's comprised of a rugged, waterproof hard case that houses a portable display, Raspberry Pi computer, battery pack, controllers, and optional arcade controls.
My goal was to create a DIY open-source "platform" to inspire people to create their own portable arcade cabinets while learning about science and technology. I wanted to make this project as accessible as possible by requiring little or no tools and by using off-the-shelf components for everything.
Choose your own AdventurePi
In this guide, I'll show you step-by-step how to build your own AdventurePi. I encourage you to deviate on the materials to meet your budget and needs. To encourage as many makers as possible, I made two versions of the AdventurePi:
- Console Edition: This model features a foam block that holds your controllers, cables, and accessories. When you're ready to play, connect a controller, and go.
- Arcade Edition: This model features a removable panel containing arcade buttons and a joystick (you can also connect additional controllers). This model is a bit more advanced and expensive to build, so I wrote a separate guide for it.
Watch the video
In addition to the full guide you're reading, I made a full build video showcasing the AdventurePi. Check it out and then come back here to learn more!
Watch the video:
|Nanuk 910 hard case||×||1|
|SunFounder 13.3" IPS Raspberry Pi display||×||1|
|iMuto 30000mAh portable power bank||×||1|
|Raspberry Pi 3 B+||×||1|
|Raspberry Pi 3 Flirc case||×||1|
|Slim Micro USB FPV cable||×||1|
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