DIY Avengers arcade cabinet made with Raspberry Pi

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We have another great custom arcade cabinet build to look at today, this one built on top of the Raspberry Pi with an Avengers themed skin.

The electronics inside of this build are fairly standard, with a 24″ monitor used as the screen and enough joysticks and buttons for a two-player setup. The games themselves are emulated on the Raspberry Pi 2 with RetroPie.

The great decorations on the outside of the cabinet come thanks to Avengers wallpaper bought from Ebay. This was simply stuck to the wooden cabinet with the included adhesive and blue paint was applied to the rest of the surfaces.

Another great feature here is a full keyboard hidden in a pull out tray beneath the control panel. Other inputs such as the amplifier can be found here and it’s a nice little addition that allows you to mess around with the system without partially dissembling it.

If you’d like to make your own cabinet, you can find all the steps to replicate this one over on Instructables.

Going by the inventory list mentioned there this will cost you $254 (~R3 277) in parts not including certain elements such as the wood and screen. Expect that price to go up as you add those parts and factor in services like custom wood panel cutting if you can’t do that yourself.

Clinton Matos

Clinton Matos

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of htxt.africa.

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