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