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January 30, 2015 AT 3:00 pm

STAR FORCE PI – Raspberry Pi Mini-Arcade Tabletop @Raspberry_Pi #raspberrypi #piday

May the force be with this build.

Take all the arcade power of the 80’s and 90’s, cram it into a tiny computer and build it into a classic 1984 ‘GrandStand Star Force’ tabletop for true retro excellence. This is the STAR FORCE PI.

First Look:
I plan on making a ‘How-to’ video and be more elaborate, but for now you can see the finished product.

Specs:
Size: 18x25x15cm | Weight: 900gr | Battery: 3000mAh Li-Ion
Shell: 1984 GrandStand Star Force Electronic Tabletop Game
PCB: Raspberry Pi Model B+ @8kHz | Arcade Kit hwhardsoft.de
Interface: Joystick & 2-button controller, Start/Coin/Esc buttons
OS: PiMame 0.7.9 | Screen: TFT 4.2″ QVGA (320×240)
Battery Life: ~4-5 hours continuous gameplay

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