Retro-Pi Arcade Console Revamp

Starting console

Starting console

Denhac is an interesting place filled with interesting people and often times interesting stuff.  I had grown tired of seeing this Arcade Console floating around the “Please Hack” pile and thought it was high time someone slapped a Retro-Pi in it.

This project was pretty simple and consisted of the following steps:

  1. Disassemble and gut existing console
  2. Remove crappy glue-on finish and sand
  3. Paint
  4. Sand
  5. Paint
  6. Rewire controls using I-PAC
  7. Assemble and plug into Pi
Original Wiring

Original Wiring

Originally I had planned to paint a green Denhac logo onto the surface of the controller, but the stencil I had printed turned up missing and our laser cutter bulb burned out. I’ll probably return to this later. For now we have a nifty retro-pi arcade console that Denhac can take to conventions.

 

Johnny Five Disassemble

Johnny Five Disassemble

un-soldering Original Console

un-soldering Original Console

Fresh Coat of Paint

Fresh Coat of Paint

Fresh Wiring with I-PAC

Fresh Wiring with I-PAC

Finished Product... For Now

Finished Product… For Now

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