This itty-bitty arcade machine packs quite a punch. You can play all kinds of games, thanks to PiMame.
For many of us, there is a certain wonderful feeling that bubbles to the surface when we think of arcades. The many hours spent huddled around a game, pouring our hard-earned quarters into the machine. The shouts of frustration as your friends can't beat your high score. The ridiculously sore fingers from mashing those buttons for far too long. Unfortunately, recapturing even a bit of that fun is difficult.
Steve Smith managed to come up with a great way to recapture a bit of his arcade fun. He decided to put an arcade cabinet on his desk. This itty-bitty arcade machine you see is fully functional and loaded with games. Housed inside the tiny cabinet is a Raspberry Pi loaded with Mame, an emulator for a game system.
This specific version of Mame is called PiMame and can emulate several different video gaming systems. You can find more information on PiMame here, if you want to run it on your Raspberry Pi.
If you're hunting for more information on how he built this tiny thing, you can follow along in his image gallery here. He was nice enough to take a video as well, which you can see below.
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