Clint from Lazy Game Reviews posted a great review of the Porta-Pi arcade cabinet powered by a Raspberry Pi. In the video he walks through the construction, features, and usage of the arcade cabinet kit. The Raspberry Pi is a great platform for arcade cabinets because it’s small & low power, can run most classic arcade games, and easily connects to arcade buttons and joysticks. If you’re interested in a super small Pi-powered arcade, check out Adafruit’s own Cupcade kit too!
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