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October 30, 2015 AT 2:00 pm

Create Custom Art for your Cupcade! #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Make custom art for your Cupcade with the template here! The above image is from Shaggy1 in the forums who made their Cupcade with custom Pac-man artwork.

Hi Adafruities!

I finished my Cupcade and I wanted to thank you all for your input. It was a nice little project and I learned a few things along the way. Mine is not as fancy as Bel_Z_Bub’s clear cabinet arcade. But I’m quite happy with it. Thanks dhell for posting your Pac-man artwork, I printed it on vinyl decal paper and it worked like a charm. I corrected my gpio power issue by purchasing one of these https://www.piborg.org/triborg I was then able to light up my marquee with one of these https://www.adafruit.com/products/1622 and add a couple of leds inside the cupcade. If I had to change anything, I would probably make a clear marquee piece to fit behind the marquee decal so that it wouldn’t look all yellow.

Read more and make your own here.

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