Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Arcade-Pi: A mini Arcade game machine

Every person loves playing games. People often engage with video games because it is their chosen entertainment medium. People play games for entertainment, challenges, emotional satisfaction, an alternative to negative behavior, stress relief, and much more.

The Raspberry Pi is a low-cost, credit-card-sized computer plugged into a computer monitor or TV and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. Retropie is a game system that lets you turn the Raspberry Pi or other PC into a retro-gaming machine.

Eckstein GmbH company has created “Arcade-Pi”, a mini machine combining Raspberry Pi and Retropie games. It looks just like an arcade game machine that is typically found in public places like malls, restaurants, and amusement arcades.

The machine has a 10.1-inch IPS display screen, whose resolution is 1024×600 with a 60Hz refresh rate. For audio output, speakers are embedded on both sides of Arcade.

Arcade-Pi: Construction
Arcade-Pi: Construction

As the name suggested, the mini Arcade machine is very small and compact. When assembled, the machines’ size is just about 343mm x 260mm x 287mm.

As you can see, to add more gaming fun, the team has added a Colorful joystick and eight buttons on its console panel. Using them, you can play thousands of classic games thanks to the Retropie system.

Moreover, you can watch videos on the screen. Simply install a KODI system and visit the video with Arcade.

There is a Power switch on the left side to turn on/off the power supply for Arcade. You need to plug a 9V/2.5A power adapter (which is included) into the charging interface on the backside.

In addition, the four USB ports and Network interfaces are available on the right side of Arcade. You can connect to an external USB console or device for more entertainment.

Because this is a mini Arcade, it can be placed on the desktop, so the team added four clear suckers on the bottom for holding.

Now, enjoy Arcade games at home and get a new experience.